The outdoor environment offers plenty of learning opportunities and what place can be better than South Africa with its diverse environments where learners can spread out and reap the benefits of the great outdoors.
Data collected by educators and learners participating in the Iimbovane Outreach Project contributed to an article that was recently published in the scientific journal, Journal of Animal Ecology.
Thanks to the support from the Mapula Trust, we project team will be able to expose approximately 1 200 Grade 10 learners from 17 schools in the Western Cape to biodiversity while helping them develop much needed practical science skills.
Iimbovane took to the Karoo National Park, Beaufort West, to host a workshop for their Junior Rangers on the ant diversity of the park.
Etienne grew up in Stellenbosch, where he studied Biodiversity and Ecology at the Stellenbosch University. After graduation, Etienne worked with various NGOs, including Gondwana Alive, Rim of Africa and Earthchild Project, where he was responsible for coordinating and facilitating their environmental programmes.