Scientific resources are developed for beneficiaries to access knowledge and skills through self-directed learning to develop scientific competencies.
Learners are hosted for a week of fun, hands-on science, where they conduct their mini-research projects and learn all about data gathering, analysis and presentation.
Educators are encouraged and equipped to creatively teach science and incorporate monitoring and data gathering exercises in the classroom. SAEON runs teacher training workshops, awareness events, school visits and assists with the development of teaching resources and worksheets
The SAEON Kids competition encourages learners to be curious and develop innovative environmental science projects. The iNaturalist competition enables learners to explore their surroundings and collect biodiversity data.
NRF-SAEON Kid, Alutha Botha, from Nombulelo Secondary School, won a Gold Medal for his scientific project entitled Exploring Habitat Use by Juvenile Fishes Using Remote Underwater Videos, in the Environmental Science category.
Learn about South Africa’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)!
MPAs play an important role in protecting the marine biodiversity, ensuring that people can continue to benefit from the oceans in the future. They can be used to keep marine ecosystems functioning properly, to support fisheries sustainability and to protect the diversity of species living in our oceans.