Aimed at raising awareness around the importance of the world’s oceans. Scientists and exhibitors at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, are hosting several schools to educate pupils about pollution.
The NZG event was attended by 856 learners in grades 9-12 from nine different schools across the country, all enrolled in science subjects.
The 2015 Eskom Expo awards ceremony, held at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Gauteng in October, provided a prominent platform for the SAEON Special Awards for Best Project in Environmental Monitoring.
On 3 September 2015, the Arid Lands Node hosted SAEON’s 11th network of education experts meeting.
Phalaborwa Grade 11 students conducted mini research projects during the school holiday (5-9 October 2015) on topics such as how overgrazing causes loss of grass species and cover, and accelerates soil erosion.
Weather stations were presented to the headmasters of the participating schools on the day of the event.
SABC TV’s interview with Omphile Khutsoane, education officer of the SAEON Arid Lands Node, was broadcast with the news on the evening of 6 June
The Annual Biodiversity Career Day organised by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) took place at the Kirstenbosch Research Centre and Centre for Biodiversity Conservation in Cape Town in March this year.
The overall objectives of the camp are to strengthen the learners’ scientific thinking by encouraging and enabling them to develop and complete their own scientific projects, and to evaluate personal skills and goals in the light of future career choices.