CPUT - National Diploma: Nature Conservation
Research interest: I am interested in the transformation of Environmental Education from the Apartheid and Post-Apartheid era, what methods of knowledge transfer within fishing communities around the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area where used as mediums for Environmental Education and how intergenerational learning within these communities shaped environmental consciousness of the current generation.
Shortly after joining the environmental sector, I grew an immense passion for Environmental Education within rural communities and to date, have 7 years of experience in this sphere. My commitment to bridging the gap between the link to our natural surroundings and everyday lives was what encouraged me to enter the Civil Society platform. Hence me joining the Nature’s Valley Trust, an environmental NGO, in 2009 where after I soon became a proficient educator and exceled at teaching people about their specific environmental surroundings as well as conservation principles. This all stems back to when I was a youngster running around on my grandfather’s farm showing my sibling all the creatures and landscape that fascinated me! Becoming the Conservation Education Director for the Nature’s Valley Trust in 2011 enabled me to strategically lead and drive change within the Bitou Region of the Garden Route. This placed me in a position to conceptualise and launch the Bitou Environmental Education Forum to mobilise, educate and inform communities in a genuine attempt to engage as many stakeholders as possible and provide a platform for effective environmental education in the Garden Route. Engaging at the grass-roots levels in communities to informed them about the social and environmental benefits that accrue to them.
Organisational affiliation: Nature’s Valley Trust
www.naturesvalleytrust.co.za / www.facebook.com/naturesvalleytrust / @NVTrust
Keywords: Intergenerational learning; Fishing communities; Post-Apartheid; Environmental Education; Transformation
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