1. Teacher Development Programme
Our aim is to support teachers with regards to biodiversity-related contents as stipulated in the curriculum.
At our workshops, we share ideas around relevant topics such as Ecology, Biomes of South Africa, Biodiversity and many more.
We work through the Gauteng Department of Education to plan and organise for these workshops. For more information on how you or your school can be involved or take part in these workshops please use the contact details provided below.
2. Careers programme
University Careers Expo
The WSBG BEPE Centre participates in various university career fairs where students are exposed to the different careers at SANBI and the biodiversity sector as a whole. At each fair, various job and bursary opportunities within the organization and sector are shared with students and the targeted students are those that are enrolled in science/conservation related courses. This is also an opportunity for students to engage with different experts in the field.
The Centre has previously participated in career fairs held by the following universities: University of Johannesburg, Vaal University of Technology, North West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and UNISA.
High School Careers Expo
This Career expo is structured for high school learners, it normally takes place in the Botanical Garden, where different high school learners visit the garden on the same day to learn and get exposure to careers in Biodiversity.
Relevant stakeholders join SANBI in exhibiting and interacting with learners, while promoting careers in the field of Biodiversity.
Primary School Careers Visit
SANBI staff work together with the primary school selected to host the careers day. Both parties need to agree on the date, grade(s) and the number of participating learners. SANBI staff provides all information related to careers and activities that will take place on the day. This day is usually a “dress up” day where learners dress according to different careers.