How can we love nature if we have never experienced it?
Through our Eco Explorer hikes and camps, we aim to inspire Grade 7 learners to connect with and learn about nature, as well as empowering them with life skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication. Ultimately, growing future environmental leaders who become changemakers in their communities.
“I never knew that I can love hiking & nature this much”
“I love hiking because I get to travel and explore”
“I have always seen the mountain from my back yard and always wished I could climb it one day. Today was my first time walking on Table Mountain and it was a dream come true.”Annelisiwe, Grade 6
Our Eco-Explorer Clubs aim to inspire children to connect with and learn about nature. The facilitators teach them about local fauna and flora, as well as environmental challenges such as alien vegetation and pollution and the role that they can play in combating these growing issues. The eco-adventures are also used as a platform to empower the youth with life skills such as team work, leadership and communication. Ultimately, we aim to inspire and grow future environmental leaders who become changemakers in their communities!
We have three Eco-Explorer Clubs with twenty children per club. They meet once a month on a Saturday, exploring the many beautiful hiking trails in and around Cape Town. They also attend two overnight camps on Table Mountain and in the Cederberg Mountains.
Our Eco-Explorers Club is run by our environmental coordinator, Xoli Fuyani – take a few minutes getting to know Xoli
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