Happy Earth Festival registration now open

2017-02-01 06:02
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REGISTRATION is open for the fifth annual Happy Earth Festival to be held at the KZN Botanical Gardens from 20 to 21 April. he KZN Botanical Gardens are the perfect venue to host the 1 400 pupils expected this year. It offers the space needed to run multiple hands-on activities at the same time without feeling crowded.

From group games, to river studies, looking at the small animals living in the ponds or just have fun playing with the leaves or crossing the river as part of a team-building exercise.

The festival will be expanding this year and include the grasslands for some of their activities. SANBI was one of the founding members of the Happy Earth Environmental Education and Sustainability Forum and the organisers of the Happy Earth Festival are thankful for their on-going support.

Siphuxolo Ngqasa, marketing manager at KZN Botanical Gardens is excited about hosting the event.

There are major renovations happening at the KZN Botanical Gardens, but Ngqasa confirmed that the upmost care will be taken to ensure the safety of the pupils and the smooth running of the festival. The Happy Earth Festival is open to all school from pre-primary to high school level and runs from 8am to 2pm on both days. The event is free to registered schools.

Registrations forms can be obtained emailing happyearthforum @gmail.com Registration closes on 28 February and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-save basis.

The organisers will provide a sandwich and drink to pupils and ask the public and shops to support this event with donations. To donate or assist in any way, contact the organisers on 082 779 6766 or email friederike. a.voigt@gmail.com

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