1. Environmental Theme Days and Weeks
A minimum of six special calendar days are celebrated with schools. The celebrations take place in the Garden or in the schools. The celebration of these days creates awareness about various environmental topics. Days usually celebrated are:
- World Wetlands Day in February
- National Water Week in March
- International Biodiversity Day in May
- World Environmental Week in June
- Arbor Week in September
- Weed Buster Week in October
- Plant conservation Day
2. Holiday Programme
Holiday programmes are facilitated during school holidays. Groups of learners or community youth members can be accommodated in the Garden for a special environmental programme. Schools or community members can book a date and advise on the programme they wish to participate in by calling our offices. If they are not sure of the programme the office will gladly advise.
3. Combating Biodiversity Crimes
This programme is facilitated during November/December with community groups, to create awareness on illegal environmental crimes in and around Mpumalanga. Schools, NGO’s and Eco-clubs are encouraged to take part in Biodiversity stewardship. Interested groups can call our offices and book to participate.
4. Communicating the NBA Findings
The National Biodiversity Assessment (NBA) findings are communicated to society/communities through different platforms ranging from different awareness-raising opportunities. NBA focuses on the status of Biodiversity in South Africa, Pressures, Threats and Responses facing South African biodiversity.
Simphiwe Ngwenya or Grace Nyathi
Tel: +27 (0)13 7526504/ 072 826 6478
E-mail Address: S.Ngwenya@sanbi.org.za