School children celebrate Earth Day at Modderfontein Reserve
Earth Day is observed annually on 22 April and events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.
Environmental Education & Awareness
Education and awareness are key to sustainability and the continued preservation of natural ecosystems. In a rapidly changing world, it is important that we look after our open spaces with care so that our children and their children can enjoy them too. The reserve provides a unique opportunity to learn about the environment within a natural setting, whilst remaining within the city limits.
The EWT and the Modderfontein Conservation Society are working on implementing educational programmes, as this is one of the largest opportunities that exist in this reserve.
Education and awareness programmes for schools and interest groups will be offered. University students will also be invited to undertake research and field work in the Reserve. The central location of the reserve and its accessibility provide opportunities for effective and exciting education ventures and will contribute to the creation of an environmentally ethical citizenry.