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 The Environmental Education Centre (EEC) - 2010

6. 07 December - Oliver reports that the Christian Foundation Primary School end of the year party took place at the EEC. We had some cake and cooldrinks and a little bag of surprise for each child. They enjoyed it and thanked Mark and I for the weekly sessions.

photograph by Mark Arendse

Oliver with some of the children from Christian Foundation Primary.

6. 12 November - Mark reports that Steenberg Primary EE Club went on a hike up to Elephants Eye Cave. It was cloudy so we did not chance it to the cave, but got close by to the fire lookout point.

photograph by Mark Arendse                                                          photograph by Mark Arendse

We made it to the fire lookout point.                          Elephants Eye Cave entrance in the background.

Levena Primary School children came for EE lessons on 11th November, the first time, made possible with the transport sponsorship by Zandvlei Trust.
Oliver and I visited Hillwood Primary School eariler in the month to attend the classes and just need a reference letter from the Principal to introduce the transport sponsorship.

5. 13 October - A Steenberg Primary School visit to Danger Beach to do a Rocky Shores lesson. Also sponsored by Zandvlei Trust.

photograph by Glenda Samuels                                                         photograph by Glenda Samuels   

Steenberg Primary pupils at Danger Beach.                 We are glad to be at the beach.

See more from the outing.    updated 28/10/2010.

4. 12 October - A Zerilda Primary School visit made possible by Zandvlei Trust sponsoring the services of Neville Williams to escort the children to the Nature Reserve. Maggie Sauls has had an operation and is recouperating and is not mobile enough to bring the children to the Reserve yet. Also the transport costs to St James was sponsored by Zandvlei Trust.

photograph by Sharon McCallum                                          photograph by Sharon McCallum

Zerilda Primary at the EEC.                               ....and at St James beach to do the Rocky Shores lesson.

See more photos of the outings.

3. 28 May - A lunch time potjie kos farewell for Corinna was held on her last day at Zandvlei Nature Reserve. She has been at the Reserve for 9 months as a volunteer from Germany.
Have a look
at some of the work she achieved while here.

photograph by Corinna Keup

Farewell lunch for Corinna.

2. 24 March - The Recycling Station now open at the EEC. Bring your recyclable materials and put them in the bags identified for disposal at a recycling plant in Maitland. 
You will be helping not to fill the landfill site prematurely and in so doing helping the environment, to reuse, reduse and recycle. 

photograph by Corinna Keup

The station up and running.

Read about the making of the station.

1. February - The World Wetlands Week celebrated at Zandvlei, Monday 1st - Friday 5th February.

photograph by David Muller                                                        photograph by David Muller

Corinna with a group of children from Litha Primary.   Sharon McCallum leading the Marina da Gama
School from Gugulethu.                                          Garden Club members around the Reserve.

The following schools brought 424 learners to the Reserve during the week.

Monday -          Dreyden Str Primary         82
Tuesday -         Litha Primary                  116
Wednesday -    Rosewood Primary           71
Thursday -        Vuyani Primary                 94
Friday -            Walmer Estate Primary     61

See more photos. 


See what happened at the Centre in 2009.

See what happened at the Centre in 2008.

See what happened at the Centre in 2007.

See what happened at the Centre in 2006.

See what happened at the Centre in 2005. 

See what happened at the Centre in 2004.

See what happened at the Centre in 2003.

See what happened in the first year  2002.


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