Scifest Africa 2015

Sustainable Seas Trust at Scifest Africa 2015 festival

SST is participating in the WATER WORLD offerings, hosted by The SA Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), at this year's at Scifest Africa.


The Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) is dedicated to harnessing the power of people at every level, from the poorest remote communities to top level decision makers, in order to promote conservation, habitat restoration and sustainability. SST communicates and shares knowledge
with the general public, in order to raise awareness about environmental issues, empower them to educate others, and encourage people to take action towards leading a more sustainable lifestyle.

Visit our exhibition at SAIAB; Somerset Street; Grahamstown
All welcome and entrance to the facility free
Water World Opening Hours
18-20, 23, 24 March: 09h00-16h00
21, 22 March: 10h00-16h00

TALKSHOPS - Hope Spots in South Africa

Date: 18, 20-22, 24 March
Time: 14h00-15h00
Venue: Monument Olive Schreiner
Audience: Grade 8+
Capacity: 200
Price: R25

While 12% of the world’s land is now under some form of environmental protection as national parks, monuments or world heritage sites, less than three percent of the ocean is protected in any way. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are wilderness areas of conservation importance which are managed by government, but in which the general public, including learners and educators, have limited opportunities to assist with conservation. In contrast, Hope Spots are areas where large populations are a resource, and people can be called upon to contribute to the conservation and improvement of their own environment and economies. This Talkshop will look at Hope Spots in South Africa, what learners and educators can and should do in Hope Spots, and how interactive and fun activities can promote the enjoyment of science and protect marine life.

Did You Know?

We need to respect and take care of our oceans as if our lives depended on it BECAUSE THEY DO ...

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