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CRR Environmental Education School Programme

“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it”

-David Sobel

The Crocodile River Reserve (CRR)

The Crocodile River Reserve is an important natural environment that lies in the biodiversity rich grassland biome. It conserves threatened ecosystems; the critically endangered Egoli Granite Grassland.

The CRR was proclaimed and declared a protected area in 2019 under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003 (NEM: PAA).

The CRR falls within the UNESCO Magaliesberg Biosphere and is a buffer to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site.

The Crocodile River Reserve (CRR)

The Crocodile River Reserve is an important natural environment that lies in the biodiversity rich grassland biome. It conserves threatened ecosystems; the critically endangered Egoli Granite Grassland.

The CRR was proclaimed and declared a protected area in 2019 under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003 (NEM: PAA).

The CRR falls within the UNESCO Magaliesberg Biosphere and is a buffer to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site.

School Programmes We Offer in the CRR

The Primary School Programmes teach children about nature in a fun and interactive way, helping to grow their awareness of all the incredible natural phenomena around them.

The High School Programme encourages the learners to take an interest in nature and teaches them to recognise the vital role the environment plays in the survival of our and all other species through interaction with nature itself. Seeing is believing.

Our in-house and CRR venue school programs also cater for Scouts, Girl Guides, Eco and Nature Clubs, Honorary Rangers and other special groups.

What does the CRR environmental education school programme include?

Field outing in the CRR:

  • Qualified Facilitator/s
  • Conservation Fee
  • Educational Activities, including a nature walk
  • Resources for the activities where applicable

Excludes:

  • Transportation

In-house at a school:

  • Qualified Facilitator/s
  • Conservation Fee
  • Educational Activities
  • Resources for the activities where applicable

Note:

The in-house school programme timetable can be tailored to the needs of the School.

Want to Chat to our Environmental Educationists?

If you would like one of our environmental educationists to contact you, or to make a booking, please email us on schools@crocodileriverreserve.co.za.

Be sure to mention if the School is a Primary or a High School.

A Cape Skink in the Crocodile River Reserve by Anthony Stewien

Cape Skink

The Cape skink is live-bearing and the female may take up to a week to birth her litter of offspring - often between 8 and 18 per brood. Each baby is born in a thin, membranous bag or 'shell' that it breaks out of within seconds. Newborns measure measure 5 to 7 cm.
April 7, 2020/by admin
Chacma Baboon from Wikimedia by Charles J Sharp

Chacma Baboon

Baboons are omnivorous with the bulk of their diet including fruit, seeds, insects, bulbs and any small poor helpless bird or mammal that they can catch.
January 8, 2020/by admin
Brown House Snake

Brown House Snake

The Brown House Snake, is one of the most common and most useful snakes in South Africa. It is attracted to human dwellings where it feeds on rats, mice and lizards. They are not venomous and are completely harmless to humans. House snakes are powerful constrictors which rely on their muscle power to constrict prey.
March 15, 2020/by admin
Blesbuck

Blesbuck

The blesbok or blesbuck has a distinctive white face and forehead which inspired the name, because bles is the Afrikaans word for a blaze such as one might see on the forehead of a horse.
March 15, 2020/by admin
Ball Python has a snuggle

A Talk By the Jhb Wildlife Vet at the Reserve

Over 40 people attended the Urban Wildlife talk by the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital and Rehabilitation Facility. This event was held on Sunday the 18th April 2021. Everyone involved deemed it an absolute hit. It was wonderful to see the number of children in the audience who participated with great enthusiasm!
April 20, 2021/by admin
Blesbuck

Black-Backed Jackal

The Black-Backed Jackal is a wonderfully resourceful scavenger and cleans up all the offal and remains of dead animals when not dining on scrub hares, mongoose, mice, rats, lizards and snakes.
March 15, 2020/by admin

Our first post-lockdown scorpion walk

After months in lock-down, it was a joy to get back outdoors and into nature, as our creepy crawly expert, Jonathan Leeming, shared fascinating facts about why all arachnids should be treated with respect rather than fear.
October 12, 2020/by admin
Handling Tortoises

Handling Tortoises

Tortoises store water in a cloacal bursa or sack in the rear of the body for use when required. They will also excrete this water supply as a defence against predators [or humans!] and to dampen dry soil when digging holes in which to lay eggs. If you pick up a tortoise trying to survive in very dry conditions it may excrete its valuable water supply, resulting in the eventual death of the animal.
February 9, 2020/by admin
Bullfrog in Laezonia

Giant Bullfrog

The Giant African Bullfrog is among the largest frogs, with males weighing up to 1.4 kg. It is an insatiable carnivore, eating insects, small rodents, reptiles, small birds, and other amphibians.
February 1, 2020/by admin
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