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Changing Lives Through Nature
Our Environmental Education Programme Includes:
Many an adult can attest to the fun and influence an outdoor camp had on them in their childhood with some pursuing a career or participation in environmental activities in their later life as a result. We make these opportunities available to children, many of whom will, without our intervention, never have the experience because of a lack of finances or school coordination.
We offer 1-5 hour programmes for schools, linking these to environmental celebrations such as arbor-day and water-week. The programmes offered are linked to the curriculum and give additional support to teachers with worksheets and activities designed to help assess the learning outcomes. We offer the programmes at our camp sites in Zeekoevlei but these programmes can also be run at the schools for an entire grade or as an outing.
Conservation Leadership Programme
The Conservation Leadership Programme was born out of a desire to identify in-school youth who are passionate about the natural environment and who would like to play a role in effecting change in their homes and communities. Children are brought onto the programme when in Grade 6 (11-12 years of age) and through regular interactions are nurtured over the remaining seven years of their schooling career.
Sustainable Schools Programme
In support of the Western Cape Education Department’s Greening initiative, CTEET’s Sustainable Schools Programme aims to improve environmental learning, develop young people’s participation, and for the learners and educators to contribute positively to their school, community and the environment. We provide multiple platforms for young people to explore nature and identify their role in environmental protection, coming together to actively address environmental issues. Lastly, to improve the quality of school settings, thus to enhance learning, enjoyment and positive behaviours. Through teacher training workshops we build a community of learning and shared experiences, such that we have a bottom-up, ground swell of environmental activism.