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 Karoo Desert 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
The High School Careers Expo involves selected groups of high school learners who have taken Life Sciences as one of their subjects. The learners interact with biodiversity professionals from a number of SANBI’s directorates/units as well as external organisations from the environmental sector. The aim is for learners to engage with information about a variety of biodiversity careers as well as which university courses to study directly from practitioners.
Primary School Careers Visit
The Primary School Careers visit involves the primary school learners doing research on biodiversity careers, developing and eventually presenting small dramas or role-plays to illustrate their selected career. This fun-filled, dress-up activity has proven to be really successful because the learners realise that they need to maintain certain science subjects into high school if they wish to follow a particular biodiversity career path. It also opens up the learners to the diverse biodiversity careers available for them.
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