Who is Iimbovane

Iimbovane is an education project that uses nature as a platform to help learners develop practical science skills and an appreciation for biodiversity.

Our activities

Educator support

We support science educators through training events and the development of learning materials for the classroom.

Camps and day programmes for learners

We run camps and day programmes where learners explore biodiversity in various habitats through mini-research projects.

School-based lessons and field studies

Our team helps learners develop and practice scientific skills by using the scientific method to study the biodiversity in their school grounds.

Our impact

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Learners trained in biodiversity science

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Learners attended multi-day camps

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limbovane alumni continued with tertiary studies in biological sciences at universities

Training future conservation leaders

On 29 October 2022, the Iimbovane team joined forces with Nature Connect to train a group of budding young conservation...
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Training future conservation leaders

All about aliens

For a group of Iimbovane learners and educators, the last weekend of the October school holiday was all about aliens...
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All about aliens

Iimbovane hosts workshop for Nature Connect educators

On the 12th of October 2022, a group of thirteen environmental educators from Nature Connect visited the Iimbovane team to...
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Iimbovane hosts workshop for Nature Connect educators

Iimbovane camp puts the spotlight on invasive alien species and biodiversity loss

The Iimbovane, Science Outside Camp brought together girls from Luhlaza Secondary School, Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology and...
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Iimbovane camp puts the spotlight on invasive alien species and biodiversity loss

Girls explore freshwater critters with Iimbovane

A recent Iimbovane workshop gave 21 girls and five educators from the Cape Leopard Trust’s Girls in Conservation programme a...
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Girls explore freshwater critters with Iimbovane

From Iimbovane learner to computer whizz

Science affects us all. Its applications is interwoven in our daily lives - from the food that we eat to the computers that we use every day. Although science as a subject may be daunting for some of us, a nudge in the right direction is all that is needed sometimes to send us on an interesting career path.
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Science educator of the future

When the Iimbovane Project recently reconnected with a few of its alumni, Romeo Nissen, who participated in Iimbovane as Grade 10 learner at Swartberg Secondary School in Caledon, agreed to share his experiences as a varsity student.
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Iimbovane alumnus pursues his passion for science

Azole Klaas, Iimbovane alumnus, decided to pursue his passion for science after high school. Azole is currently a first year student at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and is doing a BSc degree with majors in Biochemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology.
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As a future educator specialising in Natural Sciences, the Iimbovane biodiversity workshop has equipped me with new insight and experience in field trips that form a crucial part of science education.

Janine Daniels
BEd student, 2019

To work with a microscope was the best. I have never used one before. I know now how it is used!

Grade 10 learner
Atlantis Secondary School, 2018

We learned the different sampling methods and how to set up these methods and also tested which one is the best to use.  We also learned about invasive species and native species.

Grade 10 learner
Luhlaza Secondary School, 2019

I learned more about ants, which was something I did not really put to my attention. I just saw them as small and unimportant, but no, they are quite interesting and very important for the environment.

Grade 10 learner
Sarepta Secondary School, 2018