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2006 Morula Kids Competition
"The annual Morula Kids Competition for 2006 has been a resounding success", says Maria Moate, Manager of Environmental Education at SANParks. The competition is one of various environmental education programmes offered by SANParks, and focuses on learners at the General Education and Training Level (GET). "Learners and educators are encouraged to use thier creativity to respond to challenges facing conservation and sustainable use of natural resources within protected areas. SANParks congratulates all the winners, each of whom receives a three day trio to their nearest park, a Wild Card, and a certifictate to commemorate their acheivement
The Morula Kids Competition is one of various Environmental Education programmes offered by South African National Parks (SANParks), to increase the level of environmental awareness amongst the South African public broadly, and more specifically, learners.
About the Competition
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This national competition focuses on learners at the General Education and Training Level (GET), particularly those currently in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases. It dares both learners and educators to use their creative skills in the form of art, sculptors, and essays to respond to challenges facing conservation and sustainable use of natural resources within reserves and national parks.
The Marula tree was selected as the official logo for the competition and hence the Morula Kids Competition. This tree was chosen because of its abundance in most African countries. It is one of the important fruit-bearing indigenous trees in South Africa. Apart from also being the tasty food to a host of animals, birds and humans, it is famous for its various uses. It can make very delicious jam, beer and liqueurs using the exotic tasting fruit. It can be used for medicinal purposes and can serve as shade where communities sit and hold their meetings.
The programme enjoys the benefit of key partners such as the SABC, through SABC School TV for television air time, the Tourism and Marketing Department with a sponsorship of Go-Wild cards and Working for Water for providing bus adverts to market the campaign nationally.
As winners, each of the 30 lucky Grade 3 -7 learners will get to experience the excitement and thrill of the wild by visiting a national park nearest to them and a Go-Wild card.
The idea is that learners should go back to their respective schools motivated to learn more about conservation and the environment, hence the involvement of the educators in the programme.
Find the Competition Entry Form here
Join the Environmental Education unit, in Knowing Your National Parks
- Encourage learners and communities to enter for the Morula Kids Competition
- Collect posters for distribution to schools of your choice.
- Help save our natural and cultural resources
Entry forms and posters are available from all People and Conservation Units at all national parks.
Enquiries: Maria Moate: Manager: National Coordinator, Environmental Education Tel: (012) 426-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Bessy Makhuba, Tel (012) 426 5205