Zandvlei Trust

Environmental Education

  • Education is one method of disseminating information.
  • It is critical that we reach the children who will carry on the work in the future.
  • Below are some local people trying to do so - click on the linked items to see what they are doing.

1.  The Zandvlei Nature Reserve  -  Environmental Education Centre.

World Wetlands Week 2010 children from Litha Primary School Gugulethu and Walmer Street Primary School Cape Town at Zandvlei Nature Reserve.

See what happens at the Environmental Education Centre

Contact :  Mark Arendse   021 701 7542


2.  Zandvlei Trust - Environmental Education Task Team


photograph by Peter Kruger 

The Vrygrond Library Holiday Hiking Club going up the mountain in December.

See the photos. 


photograph by Peter Kruger 

The Vrygrond Library Boys hike up the Kalk Bay mountain.

See what the boys did. 



photograph by Sharon McCallum                                                    photograph by Sharon McCallum

Zerilda Primary School at St James beach for         Steenberg Primary School at Danger Beach for a 
a "Rocky Shores" programme in October 2010.            Rocky Shores programme in October 2010.

Levana Primary School has also received sponsorship from Zandvlei Trust to travel to the EEC at the Zandvlei Nature Reserve for after school lessons.

Zandvlei Trust has sponsored the services of Neville Wiliams from Capricorn Park library  to escort the Zerilda Primary School children to the Zandvlei Nature Reserve and on outings. Teacher Maggie Sauls is recouperating from an operation and is not mobile enough yet.

Steenberg Primary School has received sponsorship for transport to the Zandvlei Nature Reserve.

See the letter of thanks from teacher Glenda Samuels.


The interactive game entrance at the Muizenberg sunken garden.

Muizenberg Festtival March 2008



photograph by Cherry Giljam

Zerilda Park Primary School  annual camp at the FBEP in Sept 2006.

See what they did in 2006



photograph by Cherry Giljam

Zerilda Primary hike at Silvermine Reserve in December 2004.

See what they did in 2004


Zandvlei catchment poster  by Carol Howes.

Down load the picture, print it and then colour it in.


A certificate awarded to Sharon McCallum by 
Steenberg Primary School, in recognition of the work
she does with the children.

 More about... the Task Team.

Contact :  Sharon McCallum  021 788 5892

We need your help.  Come and share your experience and knowledge, so that the children may become enriched.

Donations of secondhand and various new items are needed for the Centre - paper, poster paints, crayons, paint brushes, paper scissors, poster board, nature magazines and books etc.

EnviroEds  - July 2011

Vrygrond Library hike in July 2011. 

photograph by Alice Ashwell

.....and the Girls.

See what the girls did. 


3. EnviroEds - July 2010

Nature Circles and Green Gym 4 Teens by Alice Ashwell.

photograph by Alice Ashwell                                                 photograph by Alice Ashwell 

The Vrygrond Library holiday group at                 The Fish Hoek High girls at Zandvlei Nature Reserve on the 
Park Island on 30/09/2010                                 Open Day in July 2010.
sponsored by Safer Together.

See what we did on Park Island                     See the Green Gym 4 Teens in July 2010. 

photograph by Alice Ashwell                                            photograph by Alice Ashwell                    photograph by Alice Ashwell

Timothy Meyer had five mintes to                   Brave young Rainbow Warrior        Amber Gets looking for nature's
find ten
  natural items that he memorised        Ryall, off to spread some              treasures.
in one
minute.                                              love in  the neighbourhood!            Junior Nature Circle, Park Island.
Senior Nature Circle, Park Island.

See the Nature Circles during the June / July 2010 holidays.


4.   West Coast field Studies Centre - Paarden Eiland

A memorial service was held at the DRC Hall, Bower Street, Brooklyn 
on Thursday, 18 October 2012 at 14h00, to pay tribute to the late Frank Wygold.

We remember Frank fondly for his love and passion for Natural History,
which he taught children and adults at his West Coast Field Studies Centre.
Behind Frank is Klein Zoar a historical house at Zoarvlei, which is part of the 
Paarden Eiland Wetlands. Frank died in the spring of 2012.

See what they do at the West Coast Field Studies Centre.

Contact : Frank Wygold   083 338 9319  also


5.  Ally Ashwell's GIS Education Trail for 2009. 
      (Based on the Source - to - Sea programme)

Ally, Sharon McCallum and Mark Arendse at                Jeanne Gouws demonstrating sample collection
the railway bridge over the confluence of the                at the mini SASS course.
Westlake and Kesyers Rivers, Zandvlei.

Read more about this interesting school programme. 

Read about the mini SASS course on the Princesskasteel River.

Read about the "Group A" touring through the plantion and restoration area. 

Read about the "Group B" visit to Dreyserdal farm and the Tokai industrial area.

Read about the "Group C" expedition at Zandvlei. 

Read about the lunch time reportback at the Muizenberg pavillion.

Read about the exploration on 11/02/2009.


6.  Jungle Theatre Company -  Kiss Waste Goodbye18 June 2009. 

The Muizenberg Sharks                      The Levana Turtles                                                 The Zerilda Octopus.

The wonderful play by 3 local schools promoting the sustainable concept - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.


7. False Bay Ecology Park - Environmental Centre opening on 30/09/2006.

The Mayor of Cape Town  - Helen Zille, ringing the bell to open the Centre.

See photos at the opening.

Contact : Mark Ogilvie at CTEEP  021 706 8523


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