EEP! Environmental Education Programme

There is no doubt that environmental education is critical in todayโ€™s world. This is particularly true for young people living near protected wild spaces and game reserves. EEP! Environmental Education Programme addresses this need. A collaboration between Blue Sky Society Trust, Mpilonhle, & Beyond and Africa Foundation, EEP! aims to inspire primary school children to care about, and understand the value of, protecting wildlife and conserving wild spaces. It is an integrated learning programme developed by teachers, designers and translators that creatively instils in children a love for nature and encourages a sense of wonder in the natural world. The curriculum focuses on conservation and ecology, involving classroom discussions and hands-on practical activities both in the classroom as well as in nature reserves. EEP! is being piloted in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, targeting the schools in rural communities surrounding Phinda Game Reserve. Around 4,000 learners are involved in the projectโ€™s first phase. Older learners (Grades 6 and 7) will also have the opportunity to visit Phinda twice a year on guided tours with experienced game rangers. Please get in touch with us to find out how you can help mould young minds into conservation-conscious individuals.