Science Engagement

2020

1) Snake talk and demo for Albany Museum ‘Reptile Week’. Carlisle Bridge Farm Primary School learners (approximately 35 learners). 10 February 2020. Carlisle Bridge Farm Primary School, Carlisle Bridge, Eastern Cape.

2) Snake talk and demo for Albany Museum ‘Reptile Week’. Fort Brown Primary School learners (approximately 35 learners). 11 February 2020. Fort Brown Primary School, Fort Brown, Eastern Cape.

2019

1) Critter walk at local commonage followed by snake awareness demo. Grahamstown community members (approximately 14 people). 5 February 2019. RU Zoology Department & local commonage, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

2) Snake talk and demo for Albany Museum ‘Reptile Week’. Capstone Christian Primary School (23 learners). 6 February 2019. Albany Museum, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

3) Snake talk and demo for Albany Museum ‘Reptile Week’. Capstone Christian Primary School (43 learners) & Oatlands Preparatory School (55 learners). 7 February 2019. Albany Museum, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

4) Snake talk and demo for Albany Museum ‘Reptile Week’. Capstone Christian Primary School (33 learners); P.J Olivier Preparatory School (48 learners); Graeme College Primary School (29 learners) & Ntaba Maria Primary School (82 learners). 8 February 2019. Albany Museum, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

5) Snake talk and demo for Albany Museum ‘Reptile Week’. Capstone Christian Primary School (14 learners); Oatlands Preparatory School (103 learners) & Hendrik Kanise Primary School (133 learners). 9 February 2019. Albany Museum, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

6) Snake awareness PowerPoint and demo. Grahamstown Rotary Club members (approximately 30 people). 11 February 2019. Grahamstown Rotary Club, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

7) Reptile and scorpion awareness PowerPoint and demo. Port Alfred Garden Club members (approximately 40 people). 12 February 2019. Port Alfred Golf Course, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape.

8) Critter walk and reptile demo for Grocott’s Mail / WESSA Biobash & Photo Walk. Grade 7 and 8 learners from across Grahamstown (approximately 90 learners). 8 March 2019. Makana Botanical Gardens, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

9) Chameleon awareness PowerPoint presentation. Men’s League members (approximately 10 people). 27 March 2019. Grahamstown CBD, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

10) Critter walk at local commonage followed by snake awareness demo. Grahamstown community members (approximately 40 people). 5 May 2019. RU Zoology Department & local commonage, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

11) Reptile demo and showcase for Rhodes University Science Open Day. Grahamstown school students (unknown attendance). 10 May 2019. Rhodes University Zoology Department, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

12) Snake awareness PowerPoint and demo for World Environment Day. Grahamstown school students (approximately 80 students). 5 June 2019. Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

13) ‘Frogs of Albany’ PowerPoint presentation. Port Alfred Probus Club (approximately 80 people). 19 June 2019. Grahamstown CBD, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

14) ‘Snakes of Albany’ PowerPoint presentation and demo. Grahamstown Garden Club members (approximately 8 rangers). 27 July 2019. Grahamstown Garden Club, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

15) Snake demo. Victoria Girls Highschool Learners (Grade 9, approximately 100 learners). 14 August 2019. Victoria Girls Highschool, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

16) Snake demo. Shaw Park Primary School learners (approximately 40 students). 16 August 2019. Sha Park Primary School, Bathurst, Eastern Cape.

17) ‘Snakes of Albany’ PowerPoint presentation and demo. Sibuya Private Game Reserve Rangers (approximately 10 rangers). 16 August 2019. Sibuya Private Game Reserve, Kenton, Eastern Cape.

18) Reptile and amphibian demo for ECPTA Ranger Day. Eastern Cape Parks Tourism employees (approximately 100 people). 23 August 2019. Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

19) ‘Snakes of Albany’ PowerPoint presentation and demo. Grahamstown Probus Club (approximately 50 people). 19 June 2019. Highlander Restaurant, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

2018

  1. Snake awareness PowerPoint and demo. Victoria Girls High School learners (2x Grade 11 classes). 14 February 2018. Victoria Girls Highschool, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

2) Snake demo. Manley Flats Cricket Club and family members (approximately 30 people). 15 March 2018. Manley Flats Cricket Club, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

3)Critter walk at local commonage followed by snake awareness demo. Grahamstown community members (approximately 35 people). 17 March 2018. RU Zoology Department & local commonage, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

4) Snake demo. Graeme College Highschool learners from Nature Club (approximately 9 learners). 18 March 2018. RU Zoology Department, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

5) Snake awareness PowerPoint and demo. Nombulelo Highschool learners (approximately 50 learners). 17 April 2018. Nombulelo Highschool, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

6) ‘Reptiles of Grahamstown’ keynote PowerPoint presentation and demo for WESSA AGM. Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa Grahamstown members (approximately 40 ppl). 19 April 2018. Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

7) Snake awareness PowerPoint and demo for school assembly. P.J Olivier Hoerskool learners (over 300 learners). 23 April 2018. P.J. Olivier High School, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

8) Snake awareness and safety PowerPoint and demo. Haarlem Honeybush labourers (approximately 30 people). 26 April 2018. Community hall, Haarlem, Western Cape.

9) Critter walk at local commonage followed by snake awareness demo. Grahamstown community members (approximately 30 people). 5 May 2018. RU Zoology Department & local commonage, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

10) ‘Snakes of Albany’ PowerPoint presentation and demo. Bathurst community members (approximately 80 people). 2 June 2018. Ploughman’s Inn, Bathurst, Eastern Cape.

11) Snake demo. Graeme College Highschool boarders (approximately 20 learners). 12 June 2018. Graeme College, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

12) Snake demo. Kingswood College Environmental Club (approximately 16 learners). 12 June 2018. Kingswood College Highschool, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

13) ‘Snakes of Albany’ PowerPoint presentation and demo. Pumba Private Game Reserve Rangers (approximately 8 rangers). 4 July 2018. Pumba Private Game Reserve, Alicedale, Eastern Cape.

14) ‘Herpetofauna of Albany’ PowerPoint presentation and demo. Sibuya Private Game Reserve Rangers (approximately 15 rangers). 31 July 2018. Sibuya Private Game Reserve, Kenton, Eastern Cape.

15) ‘Lizards and Frogs of Albany’ PowerPoint presentation and demo. Pumba Private game Reserve Rangers (approximately 8 rangers). 1 August 2018. Pumba Private Game Reserve, Alicedale, Eastern Cape.

16) Reptile and amphibian demo for ECPTA Ranger Day. Eastern Cape Parks Tourism employees (approximately 100 people). 24 August 2018. Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

17) Snake demo. Graeme College Pre-primary School learners (Grade 0 class). 3 September 2018. Graeme College Pre-primary School, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

18) Critter walk and snake demo for WESSA Biobash & Photo Walk. Grade 7 and 8 learners from across Grahamstown (approximately 100 learners). 9 September 2018. Botanical Gardens, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

19) Snake demo. Victoria Girls Highschool Learners (Grade 9, approximately 100 learners). 26 September 2018. Victoria Girls Highschool, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

20) Snake awareness PowerPoint and demo for school assembly. Kingswood Highschool learners (over 300 learners). 28 September 2018. Kingswood High School, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

21) Snake awareness PowerPoint and demo. Rhodes Business School learners (approximately 30 learners). 1 October 2018. Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

22) Snake safety talk and demo. Eastern Cape Road workers (approximately 60 people). 12 October 2018. Fort Brown, Eastern Cape.

23) Snake demo. Grahamstown community members (approximately 50 people). 14 November 2018. RU Zoology Department, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

24) Critter walk at local commonage. Youngsters from Grahamstown (approximately 20 learners). 16 November 2018. Local commonage, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

2017

  1. Critter walk at local commonage followed by snake awareness demo. Grahamstown community members (approximately 25 people). October 2017. Local commonage, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

2. Snake awareness PowerPoint and demo. Victoria Girls Highschool learners (2x Grade 11 classes). October 2017. Victoria Girls Primary School, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

3. Reptile & amphibian demo. Diocesan School For Girls (DSG) Primary School learners (Grade 5 class). November 2017. DSG Primary School, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

4. ‘Reptiles and amphibians of Grahamstown’ PowerPoint Presentation and demo. Rhodes University (RU) Zoology Department staff and students (Approximately 30 people). 17 November 2017. Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

5. Critter walk on Mountain Drive followed by snake awareness demo. Grahamstown community members (approximately 25 people). 19 November 2017. Local commonage and Rhodes Zoology & Entomology Department, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

6. Snake demo. P.J. Olivier Hoerskool learners (approximately 30 learners). 27 November 2017. Rhodes University Zoology Department, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

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