Dibanisa Lesson 2: The Importance of Plants

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 24th October 2011

Last week we visited Susan and Sharlene at Green Futures where we leant more about the importance of plants.

Susan told the children more about fynbos and the different components that we find in it. She showed the children examples of proteas, erica’s and restios and talked about the various animals that we find in the Fynbos.

The children then met Sharlene in the parking lot, where they learnt more about plants and what is important to the plant for survival. Each child got the opportunity to transplant their own Plectranthus into a bag, which they can take home or plant at their school.

Susan then took us on a walk through the Garden Lodge to show us what fynbos looks like in its natural setting.

The children then made a mobile from different elements that they picked up in the Milkwood forest.

Once again, we have a long list of thank you’s! Special thanks go to Susan and Sharlene for their contribution and to the Football Foundation for their assistance! We would also like to thank Bongani, one of Grootbos’s guides who took the children back to Stanford!
We are looking forward to our Marine Big 5 lesson with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust next week!

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