Environmental Education

Reserve Programme - 3 hours | Reserve Programme - 1½ hours | Schools Programme

Worksheets | Number of Pupils | Assistance | Age | Bookings | What to bring

Biodiversity Weekend Activity

 

We frequently run programmes with school groups and we welcome teachers to check out the details below and contact us for an exciting programme to get your students in touch with nature. In addition, we welcome students to come do their community service as well as job shadowing projects with us. For those adults among us who enjoy expanding their knowledge, check out our Calendar for upcoming events!

We offer three different types of programmes, being a 3 hour Reserve Programme, a 1½ hour Reserve Programme and a 1½ hour Schools Programme. All of which can be adjusted to suit your time availability. We focus on five main topics, which are curriculum aligned for various grades, but we will do our best to adjust to your individual requirements. The main topics we present are as follows:

  • Wetlands
  • Biodiversity 
  • Climate Change
  • Western Leopard Toad
  • Arbour month
  • Heritage and Tourism

 Reserve Programme 3 hours Reserve Walk

The duration and details of the programme will depend on the needs of each particular group and the topic being presented on, but will in general include the following:

  • An ice-breaker
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Guided walk and talk
  • Interval
  • Practical activities, games or creative tasks
  • Consolidation activity
 
Pro Ed House, Rondebosch Common Walk

 

 

The duration and details of the programme will depend on the needs of each particular group and the topic being presented on, but will in general include the following:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Guided walk and talk
  • Practical activities, games or creative tasks
  • Consolidation activity

 

 Schools Programme – 1½ hourPro Ed House, World Environment Day

The basic School Programme is set up to fit into one and a half hours, but each programme has a number of suitable extra activities which can be added to lengthen the programme. The duration and details of the programme will depend on the needs of each particular group and the topic being presented on, but will in general include the following:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Practical activities, games or creative tasks
  • Consolidation activity
 
We develop worksheets for the programmes and send these to the teachers ahead of time for approval and further refinement. The worksheets include activities related to the skills, knowledge and experiences gained throughout the day, and can be included in the students’ portfolio for assessment, as our programmes are curriculum aligned.
Number of Pupils

This is dependent on staff availability as well as the requirements for the group, but the maximum that we cater for in a session is 40. Chat to us about your requirements and we will see what we can do!

Assistance from Teachers and/or Parents

To ensure that the activities are worthwhile learning experiences, it is necessary for the class to be divided into smaller groups to enable individual attention from our staff. It is therefore requested that additional teachers and/or parents accompany the class to assist, as it would be ideal to have a guide from our team and an adult from the school in order to supervise the students. This especially applies to large classes/groups. We request that the school provides one adult per 20 learners. 

Age
The programme is suitable for all grades and we also offer various outdoor activities for adults to expand their knowledge and experience the joys of conservation.
Bookings
Contact us to arrange a day and time that would best suit your needs. Our office hours are 07:30 till 16:00, Mondays to Fridays, except public holidays; we are however willing to arrange activities on public holidays and weekends where necessary. Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment and we request that you fax your WCED approved outing application form to us with your booking.
 
  • Packed lunch (for the long programme)
  • Drinking water.
  • Binoculars if possible.
  • Gumboots or old shoes and a sun hat or a jacket/raincoat depending on the weather.
  • Pens or pencils
  • Sun cream.
  • Teachers/group leaders are required to bring their own first aid kits.

We advise that learners ensure that they have gone to the toilet ahead of leaving the school grounds.

Check out our Gallery for photos on past activities!