The museum was fortunate to have the financial support from Gately Rotary Club (East London, SA) to facilitate an ”Earth Stewardship” programme during the summer break.
Learners from across the city attended the 3 day programme which was hosted by the Natural History Department. Future champions of a sustainable environment for humans, plants and animals engaged museum scientists on a variety of topics. Below is an excerpt of the programme:
EARTH STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME
East London Museum
5-7 DECEMBER 2011
Monday 5th December 2011
10h00 Welcome and Introduction
Purpose of the programme
11h00 Introduction to Biodiversity
Presentation on Natural History of the Eastern Cape
12h00 Group discussion and team presentations
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH
14h00 Museum Tour Cultural History
15h15 Natural History tour Part 1.
Tuesday 6th December 2011
08h30 Environmental challenges for humankind – discussion and prep for team presentations
09h45 Relevant presentations and video clips
10h50 Relevant presentations and video clips
12h00 Natural History tour Part 2.
14h00 History of the Earth – Presentation
15h15 Discussion and Team presentations
Rotarian Mr Stef Kriel is thanked for his interest in the programme and for the motivation he tabled to have the sponsorship provided to make ‘it all happen’ !! To the Gately Rotarians ‘thank you’ for your encouragement in this regard.