Useful EE resources and links:
City of Cape Town Electricity Saving Campaign - Teacher’s Guide and Activity Sheets for Learners Grade 4-7
The electricity saving activity sheets are designed to assist learners and educators in learning about and engaging in electricity saving at school, as well as at home and in the community. The activity sheets have particular themes and purposes and are designed for Grades 5, 6 and 7. Their main aim is to help change the learners’ behaviour regarding electricity and electricity use.
For more information on the City's electricity saving campaign, visit www.SavingElectricity.org.za.
Learning about biodiversity
The Botanical Society of South Africa, together with its partners, identifies themes and publishes fact sheets on biodiversity every quarter in the 'Veld and Flora' magazine. These fact sheets are intended for use by teachers and provides them with an educational resource with activities for learners.
Learning About Biodiversity [External website]
Useful Plants [External website]
Smart eating toolkit
Smart eating toolkit: food and climate change - Educator's guide (A) [PDF 664 KB]
Aimed at Grade 9-12 learners, this three-part toolkit focuses on the features of the City of Cape Town's Smart Living Handbook. The Smart Eating project aims to raise awareness around the links between food and climate change through doing a workshop with learners and then getting them to do an audit of the tuck shop and/or canteen. They then consider their findings and make recommendations around changes that can be implemented at the school. The toolkit includes an educator’s guide, a learners’ booklet and a tuck shop audit sheet.
Smart eating toolkit: food and climate change - Learners' booklet (B) [PDF 1.1 MB]
The Smart Eating learners' booklet aims to provide knowledge around the linkages between food and climate change, as well as to encourage and empower learners to make informed and climate-friendly decisions regarding their food consumption.
Smart eating toolkit: food and climate change - Tuck shop audit sheet (C) [PDF 59 KB]
The tuck shop audit sheet provides a simple scoring system for assessing food items in the tuck shop. The different food types need to be individually assessed to determine where they come from and what their impact is (food type, production, packaging, transport, storage and preparation). The aim is to get an acurate score per item and which will assist learners to choose products with the lowest score as they will have the lowest impact on the environment and climate change.
e-Kapa: Cape Town's lowlands – a global treasure [External website]
Produced by the City of Cape Town and the Botanical Society of South Africa, this comprehensive interactive electronic resource (also available on CD) covers the environment of Cape Town's lowlands. The resource is designed for Senior Phase (Grade 7-9) educators and learners from Western Cape schools, and for environmental educators working in the Fynbos Biome. Educators and learners in other grades may find the information and activities useful for lessons, projects and fieldwork.
e-Kapa educators' guide [PDF 3 MB]
The educators' guide suggests how educators can use the e-Kapa resource/website (above) to plan and present lessons and to develop their own educational materials. Contents of the guide include: background information on the resource; environmental education advice; and curriculum-based lesson plans that involve use of the e-Kapa resource/website.
Green audit toolkit
Green audit toolkit (A) - Learners' information booklet [PDF 507 KB]
This three-part toolkit focuses on the themes of the City of Cape Town's Smart Living Handbook. The booklet outlines what a green audit entails and contains information about waste, energy, water, biodiversity and carbon 'foot printing'. The toolkit is aimed at Grade 10 learners and reflects the outcomes and assessment standards mostly associated with the Physical and Natural Science learning areas in the FET band.
Green audit toolkit (B) - Educator's guide [PDF 500 KB]
This document provides guidance for teachers to help them enable learners to carry out the audits and make the curriculum links.
Green audit toolkit (C) - Activity sheets [PDF 264 KB]
These activity sheets can be printed out and and copied for learners to carry out environmental audits at their school.
Conservation education resource materials available in the Cape Floristic Region, 2008
[PDF 966 KB]
A comprehensive tabular list of resource materials supporting biodiversity conservation education and where it is possible to obtain them from. A wide range of environmental topics are covered and each resource is described as follows: Title /brief description, content focus, context of use, main user group(s), Language(s), availability / distribution.
C.A.P.E. Local action and learning for sustainable living [PDF 314 KB]
A brochure briefly outlining the C.A.P.E. Conservation Education Programme’s activities, including: co-ordination and networking, strategy development, professional development, materials development, school and education sector support.
C.A.P.E. - Biodiversity in 'Life Sciences' [PDF 1.2 MB]
A handbook for educators to support biodiversity conservation education in the Cape Floristic Region (Grades 10-12 Life Sciences curriculum).
C.A.P.E. - 'Environment' in the curriculum [PDF 1.6 MB]
A resource to support local action and learning for sustainable living in the National Curriculum Statement.
C.A.P.E. - Learning opportunities for careers in biodiversity conservation [PDF 947 KB]
A handbook giving learning opportunities that support careers in biodiversity conservation.
Into Evaluation: A Start-Up Resource for Evaluating Environmental Education and Training Projects, Programmes, Resources 2004 [PDF 2.8 MB]
This resource consists of six tools to help you plan and conduct an evaluation, plus case studies which illustrate various aspects of planning and doing real-life evaluations. As a ‘start-up’ resource it is not comprehensive and aims to provide the basics as a starting point. Users are encouraged to expand the resource, thereby also customising it for their own context.
For more EE resources, visit the environmental education resources and brochures and booklets pages on our website.
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