Eco-Schools Award Ceremony

The Award ceremony took place on Tuesday 12 February 2013 at the Green House.  There was a good turnout of about 100 educators, learners and guests. The function was opened and the guests welcomed by Dr. Pat Miller, WCC Board member. In her short speech, she apologised on behalf of the older generation to the younger generation present for not …

Eco Camp

At the beginning of December Sheraine van Wyk organised a camp for learners who had excelled in the Eco-Schools programme over the past year. The camp at the ‘scout camp’ grounds in Voëlklip on the banks of the estuary was in the perfect site. In addition to the obvious fun that was had by all, there was also a purpose …

Eco-Learners visit the Cedarberg

Learners from Whale Coast Conservation’s Eco-Schools programme were given the wonderful opportunity to attend a wilderness camp hosted by the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) in the Cedarberg during September.      Learners that had been actively involved in the programme such as students on eco-committees, eco-clubs or involved in special eco-projects, were invited to attend.  There was a good mix of like-minded …

Abour Week with Whale Coast Conservation

Shirley Volkwyn, WCC Eco-Schools Coordinator, reports: The first week in September is Arbour Week and this year the theme was Our Forests – Our Future. Whale Coast Conservation had a very successful drive at our schools and crèches all over the Overstrand and in the Zwelihle community. The common species of tree for 2012 is the Waterberry (Waterbessie) and the rare species …

Rhino Conservation Project in Whale Coast Schools

Schools participating in Whale Coast Conservation’s Eco-Schools programme have taken up the challenge of making a difference in rhino conservation. Sheraine van Wyk, Environmental Education Manager at Whale Coast Conservation, has been engaging with learners about the threat to South Africa’s rhinos. She explains: The greatest demand for rhino horn comes from China and Vietnam. Some believe that powdered horn has …