Since 1994 South African society has been engaged in a rapid and fundamental change process. People everywhere have been participating in constructing a new society based on principles of democracy, human rights, ecological sustainability and inclusivity. This has required South Africans everywhere to learn together in their changing world. We have learned that bringing about change is not an easy process, and that it requires a wide variety and diversity of learning processes and sites of learning. The technical tours will expose Congress delegates to a variety of settings where such learning and change is taking place. As such, they form an integral part of the Congress programme.
Various technical tours have been planned for Friday, 6 July 2007 and a tour of your choice is included in the registration fee. The technical tours will all provide 'windows' of insight into environmental education concerns within a changing context. The tours will also foreground sustainable development objectives, and the role of education, training and community participation in achieving these goals. Participants will be introduced to educators and trainers, learners and community members, schools and training institutions that are associated with the different sites. The technical tours will be designed to generated debate on achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in a South African context, and will foreground the World Summit on Sustainable Development priority action areas: Water; Energy; Health; Agriculture and Biodiversity (WEHAB).
There is a choice of ten tours. Each delegate should choose one (and indicate their second choice). Each tour has been designed to provide a rich learning opportunity for Congress delegates. Each tour will be accompanied by an experienced environmental educator, and local tour guides:
- Umgeni Valley Project, Share-Net and Howick
- Valley Trust and 1000 Hills isiZulu community
- Silverglen Nursery and township tour
- Gandhi & Inanda Township tour and visit to the famous Inanda Seminary Girls School
- Traditional Markets: People, Plants and Culture
- Durban Orientation and Sharks Board
- uShaka Marine World
- Durban Botanic Gardens and Local Museums
- eThekwini Water and Sanitation Service and Eco-Schools
- Umbhumbulu Schools and Sustainability Initiatives
- Each tour is limited to 120 persons and will be allocated on a first come first served basis only once full pre-payment has been received
- Delegates wishing to partake are required to complete the relevant section of the WEEC 2007 Registration form
- First and Second tour choice must be indicated on the Registration form
- Transport will depart from the ICC, coach area, at staggered times and return to the ICC where shuttles to the Airport can be arranged. Details will be provided in the Congress Programme.
For further information on the tours, please contact:
Official Tour Operator:
Nina Freysen-Pretorius / Adora Salim
The Safari Company