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Implementation of SAEON Environmental Science Education Programmes

The environmental science education programme (ESEP) is implemented through inter-actions with SAEON science engagement officers, scientists and technicians. SAEON Nodes provide unique opportunities for long-term ecological research. The integration of research into the education outreach activities contributes to an improved understanding of long-term and large scale ecological processes for learners and educators.


Programme implementation

Work with selected schools in the vicinity of four of our nodes:

  • Arid Lands Node in Kimberley
  • Egagasini Node in Cape Town
  • Elwandle Node in Port Elizabeth
  • Ndlovu Node in Phalaborwa


Engage with educators and learners (grades 9, 10 and 11) to:

  • provide educator support (in the form of workshops and materials) to improve the quality of science teaching
  • advance learner’s scientific skills to inspire learners to choose careers in environmental sciences through science camps, workshops and SAEON Kids Competition.