Eco Fun Day a first

2016-09-27 06:00

The first Eco Fun Day aims to educate residents about becoming better custodians of their environment by participating in the fun-filled interactive programme on at the Glencairn Navy sports grounds.

The City of Cape Town, together with its partners, Human Wildlife Solutions, Cape Nature and Table Mountain National Park, will provide a jam-packed educational programme on Saturday 1 October.

The programme includes live entertainment such as snake and dog shows, stories about wildlife, and talks about how to recycle. Children’s entertainment will include, among others, a jumping castle, giant games and horse rides. The story of Lenny the leopard toad told in a “fuzzy-felt” format will entertain children up to 10 years old. To top it off, delicious food will be on sale.

Interactive exhibitions, such as the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa’s (Wessa) Eco House as well Two Oceans Aquarium’s mobile unit will keep visitors entertained while they learn. The public will also learn how to baboon-proof their homes and how to “Be Shark Smart” with the Shark Spotters programme.

This Eco Fun Day event, which is a first for the City, shows that partnerships between government and organisations are key to educating residents in living more responsibly, says the City’s Mayco member for energy, environmental and spatial planning, Johan van der Merwe.

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