The Cape Winelands District Municipality’s Department of Local Economic Development took more than 700 pupils from the Cape Winelands area to a Biodiversity Expo, which was held at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on 5 May 2011.
The Expo is an annual gathering of different conservation institutions who showcase their work to various organisations and engage with them on a broad range of topics concerning biodiversity.
This Expo which was attended by schools from around Cape Town, nature enthusiasts and business people, and pupils were given the opportunity to learn more about biodiversity and the career opportunities in this field.
During the Expo the pupils took part in different games, built puzzles and learned about some of the poisonous snakes and other animals, such as leopards. They also went for a walk around the Kirstenbosch Gardens with its wealth of indigenous plant species, and followed the trail walked by former president Nelson Mandela when he visited the Gardens in 1996.