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What is Nature-based.Education

May / June 2020

Already this year 44 South African schools have downloaded our nature-based lesson plans.

But, says an urgent new report, the world needs many, many more schools to follow suit!

Read on...

Why Nature-Based Education?

Nature-Based Education is about the development of core values beginning with our duty to care for ourselves, each other, the animals that share life’s journey and the environment at large.

Lailah Field

I understand that those chickens live in cages because their eggs are cheaper somehow. But it is so hard to believe that they have such small cages and they live in there their whole lives. They are living creatures and I think we should treat all living creatures the same as we treat others, and when I say that, I mean treat them in a good way, not in a bad way.

Lailah Field

Grade 7, Golden Grove

Kwezi Mdana

I feel that the government sees animals as meat and that they exist for no other purpose than for us to use and eat. This is why people tend to abuse animals. People just accept the government’s attitude and believe it.

Kwezi Mdana

Grade 7, Golden Grove

Amy Kannemeyer

If I could change something in my life, I would have all children and animals safe and I would have stood up for my rights.

Amy Kannemeyer

Grade 7, Golden Grove

Adam Pillay

A good way to earn pocket money is to take dogs for walks every day of the week because maybe their owners are away at work all day. You can earn about R50 a week like this and the dogs love it.

Nuha Jaffer

Grade 7, Golden Grove

Nuha Jaffer

Right now we live in a world of people who think of animals as meat and as ‘things’, and people don’t realise that if they treat their animals badly, there are no winners. Not themselves. Not the animals.

Nuha Jaffer

Grade 7, Golden Grove

Tony Austen

“In the months that learners in Grade 7HS received humane education every week, their marks for Life Orientation improved by a full 20% which reflects their amazingly improved ability to express themselves, to read, write and discuss issues intelligently, and to think creatively. What humane education achieved for these learners is remarkable.”

Tony Austen

principal of Golden Grove Primary School, 2012