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George Campus

09/10/2012

Students from NMMU’s George Campus again participated in this year’s Fynbos Eco Festival held at the George Botanical Gardens on 5 and 6 October.

NMMU’s stall was manned by members of the student-driven Green Campus Forum, representing students across all programmes, supported by the Marketing and Corporate Relations unit.

The example of the worm farm which has been initiated and maintained by NMMU George postgraduate student, Steven Faulconbridge, proved to be a major draw-card at the exhibit.  

BTech Nature Conservation students, Abigail Crisp and Samantha Mc Culloch also took to the stage to present the preliminary findings of their research project – a social study conducted on the perceptions and understandings of the public regarding alien invasive plant species on the Malgas and Kat rivers in George.

Fourth Year Nature Conservation students who chose Environmental Education (EE) as a non-compulsory subject this year also had a presence at the stall of the Wildlife and Environment Society of Southern Africa (WESSA). This was in the form of a display of the findings of two schools’ projects on “Sustainable Energy for All” which the students had introduced at Glenwood House and Holy Cross Primary school as part of the WESSA Eco Schools programme.

Fynbos Eco Festival NMMU George exhibit

Pic A: Steve Faulconbridge (master’s student at NMMU George), Brian du Preez, a Nature Conservation  student and Alicia Maclean, Marketing and Corporate Relations intern, combined their talents to present the work of the student-driven Green Campus Forum, and other projects at the annual Fynbos Eco Festival at the George Botanical Gardens.

Sam and Abigail

Pic B: BTech Nature Conservation students, Samantha Mc Culloch (left) and Abigail Crisp presented the preliminary findings of their research project – a social study conducted on the perceptions and understandings of the public regarding alien invasive plant species on the Malgas and Kat rivers in George – at the Fynbos Festival. The talk attracted considerable interest from the public who attended the event at the Botanical Gardens.

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098
alet.vantonder@mandela.ac.za