The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has joined hands with SANCCOB to support seabird conservation and Environmental Education in South Africa. Through the support of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, SANCCOB will be embarking on a Wild About Exploration Outreach educational programme involving four previously disadvantaged ECD (Early Childhood Development) centres in the Western Cape in 2014. During the programme, SANCCOB will be presenting a 4-stage, curriculum aligned lesson programme based on specific environmental educational themes to each of the 4 centres. Included will be a visit to SANCCOB’s seabird centre in Table View for each of the centres and a joint beach clean-up with the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.
Left to right: Kia (SANCCOB’s ambassador African penguin), Francois Louw (Marketing and Development Coordinator SANCCOB), Margaret Roestorf (Executive Director SANCCOB) and Jakes Jacobs (President of Western Province Athletics)
16-18 April (CTICC, Cape Town)
Kia is an African penguin and one of SANCCOB’s (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) very proud ambassadors. One of 18 penguin species found around the world, the African penguin, formerly known as the Jackass penguin because of its donkey-like bray, is the only penguin species which occurs naturally on the African continent.