1. Teacher Development Programme
Workshops linked to Fundisa for Change and aimed at teachers are planned for the Worcester area and surrounds.
These workshops aim to:
Build educators’ knowledge around the topics of biodiversity and sustainable development and careers in biodiversity.
Assist educators in identifying various opportunities within the CAPS, National Curriculum.
Build educators’ capacity to conduct environmental education lessons in the Harold Porter NBG.
Develop communities of educators and build support structures that promote critical thought amongst environmental education practitioners.
2. Careers programme
University Careers Expo
The University Careers Expo involves students from selected higher education institutions in the Western Cape. We inform the students about possible career opportunities within SANBI and the environmental sector as a whole. The students also have an opportunity to interact with members from SANBI’s research directorate/unit. This can take place either through the form of a career expo hosted by the higher education institution or through the form of career lounges at the institution.
High School Careers Expo
Every year, during National Science Week, we host Overberg high schools at our Biodiversity Careers Expo. Learners from schools in areas including Swellendam, Villiersdorp, Bredasdorp, Gansbaai, Hermanus, Hawston and Grabouw will be introduced to new career choices by various exhibitors. For example, the Iziko Museum team introduces learners to careers in astronomy and taxonomy while the South African National Space Agency shows learners the many career opportunities in fields such as astronomy, engineering, space, weather, etc.
Primary School Careers Visit
We have developed a special careers programme to introduce primary school learners to exciting biodiversity careers. Learners learn in fun, interactive ways about these careers by doing research, playing dress up and performing a drama. The programme is conducted at the schools.
Tel: +27 (0)28 272 9311