Tag Archives: Education

HESCie Scouts Programme launched at HESC

On Saturday 28 May, we launched the HESCie Scouts Programme, which has been created to involve children in conserving wildlife to “Ensure our Tomorrow”. It is crucial to teach children about the importance of conservation from a young age, as protecting nature is essential in maintaining sustainability for future generations. More and more animals, plants and natural ecosystems are becoming disturbed, endangered and extinct. Lente and Adine Roode of HESC implemented…
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Skype session between HESC and Queens Creek Elementary school, USA

  On Wednesday the 24th of February, our student coordinators held a Skype session with grade 4 learners from Queens Creek Elementary school. in the USA. The topic of discussion was waste recycling. The Queens Creek Elementary school. is an International Green School, and a big supporter of recycling. Student coordinator, Tanita, started off the Skype session by introducing herself and her special companion – a baby leopard tortoise. This…
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Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre has had the pleasure of hosting Doctor Umara and Doctor Adriann from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, along with Molly, a qualified social worker who is doing research on their project. The doctors are both qualified OBGYN`s – “OB” meaning obstetrician or midwife, and “GYN” meaning gynaecologist. Last year Doctor Umara came to Hoedspruit to assist in the prevention of cervical cancer. Together with…
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Raising awareness about rhino poaching via Skype with children from USA

Anita Fourie is well known to HESC, and has been for the past 8 years. In 2007 she shared her knowledge and interest in NASA with the teachers of Paulos Ngobeni in the Lente Roode Educational Centre over the course of a weekend. HESC also offered the teachers the opportunity to visit Anita in her class as part of a twinning programme between Anton van Wouw Primary School and Paulos…
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Finding the Southern Cross (visible from January to October)

Planets The WCE students were introduced to the incredible world of stargazing as part of the survival aspect of the programme.  Emphasis was placed on the Southern Cross in order for them to be able to determine where south is.  Knowing how to determine where north, south, east and west lies is an important part of survival.  Below is a little more information on how to determine SOUTH…so be sure…
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