Lions in South Africa Raise Environmental Awareness Among Youth
The Pretoria City Lions Club, Benoni Host Lions Club and Roodepoort Clearwater Cyber Club helped send 25 students to an environmental awareness camp situated at the Mogale’s Gate Environmental Education Centre within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage site in South Africa. The weekend started off by setting up the camp site and tents, followed by an environmental lecture and educational walk through the bushveld. The weekend camp ended with a formal game drive on open vehicles, where students could observe all the common wild animals in their natural surroundings. Each student took home a potted plant to take care of.
From the Lions: “The project’s goal was to enhance the environmental knowledge, awareness and appreciation of students between the ages of 13 and 15, who normally would not have the opportunity or financial resources to visit the natural environment of our beautiful country, and especially our local area.”