Laying the roots for future green fingers
On Friday, 3 September, Crocworld Conservation Centre in Scottburgh teamed up with Pennington Conservancy for an important educational collaboration at The Beach Café.
Children from Pennington Pre-primary School were invited to learn all about the importance of trees in celebration of Arbor Week (1 to 7 September).
They enjoyed informative talks on insects, planted some seeds and ended off with some popcorn and soft-serve ice cream.
Crocworld Conservation Centre Manager, James Wittstock, extended his appreciation to Pennington Conservancy, saying this was a great initiative:
“It’s essential that the younger generation form a real connection with nature, and understand, from an early age, the importance of the plant and animal kingdom. Through talks like these, we’re able to foster a lifelong love for conservation that will serve to protect all our planet’s inhabitants.”
Crocworld Conservation Centre runs a number of educational programmes throughout the year, including the monthly Bushbabies talks.
Visitors are also welcome to view the interesting animal species at Crocworld, where all relevant Covid-19 protocols are followed. Mask wearing, sanitising and family group social distancing regulations are in place, with the centre and on-site Fish Eagle Café open from 9am to 4.30pm.