- Fun, immersive environmental, team building and leadership camps
- Environmental outings to various sites around Cape Town
- School based environmental lessons and activities, integrated with the curriculum
Through a variety of valuable platforms CTEET provides for young people to develop not only environmental knowledge, skills and pro-environmental behaviours but also confidence, self-esteem and a range of leadership skills. This empowers them to become environmentally-empowered citizens who play an active role in the conservation of the natural world and their communities.
- Individualised school support and guidance with the implementation of environmental action projects, including assistance with project resources. Schools are offered a diversity of immersive nature experiences and are supported in starting environmental projects on the school grounds. Hands-on activities of this nature are often seen as the first step in the reconnection with the natural environment. To strengthen this association, we run environmental programmes in the schools linked to action projects and environmental calendar days.
- The opportunity for learners to grow their leadership capabilities, while building their love for the natural world through our Conservation Leadership Programme
- Environmental celebrations and community action. Hands-on activities of this nature are often seen as the first step in the reconnection with the natural environment. To strengthen this association, we run environmental programmes in the schools linked to action projects and environmental calendar days.
Teacher Training and Support
- SACE professional development workshops for teachers
At these workshops, educators and schools are motivated to share knowledge, experiences and best practices; while providing an opportunity for educators to engage in a professional but informal learning environment.
As much as there is a focus on school-going youth, teacher professional development is paramount to the continued reconnection with nature during school hours. Through teacher training workshops we build a community of learning and shared experiences such that we have a bottom-up, ground swell of environmental activism.
Through our Sustainable Schools Programme, CTEET has supported over 50 schools since 2013 with 35 schools working closely with us for three or more years consecutively. During this time schools have been assisted with the implementation of indigenous gardens, food gardens, recycling activities, water harvesting systems and more recently, the challenge of becoming “Zero Waste to Landfill” schools.