Thursday, January 24, 2008

City’s Youth Environmental School gets wise on wetlands

By Celeste Ganga
24 January 2008


The City of Cape Town’s Youth Environmental School (YES), co-ordinated by the Environmental Resource Management Department, will be hosting a Wetlands Awareness Programme from 28 January to 8 February.

“The programme will be run in celebration of World Wetlands Day that takes place on 2 February 2008. The theme of the day is ‘Healthy Wetlands, Healthy people,” says Environmental Education coordinator at the City of Cape Town, Lindie Buirski.

She goes on to explain that the aim of the programme is to make people more aware of the dire straits that wetlands are in, “especially for school children to become more aware of wetlands, the dangers that they in and (how) to help conserve wetlands,” adds Buirski.

These programmes have been running on an annual basis for the past nine years.

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