Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds
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SANCCOB National Science Week Events: The Science behind the endangered African penguin

SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) is celebrating National Science Week by hosting three public events from 6 to 13 August.

SANCCOB Seabird Centre Open Days

Dates: Tuesday, 9 August and Saturday, 13 August

Time: 10am to 4pm

Address: SANCCOB, 22 Pentz Drive, Table View, Cape Town, 7441

Cost: Free

Description: Ever wondered what a seabird hospital looks like and how seabirds are cared for, treated and fed? SANCCOB’s seabird centre is offering free public tours every 30 minutes from 10am-4pm. Come and see the work that SANCCOB does through a behind the scenes tour and learn about the science behind the endangered African penguin. Tours are suitable for all ages and walk-ins are welcome.

Public talk at Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Date: Sunday, 7 August

Time: 11am to 1pm

Address: Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Plattekloof 2, Cape Town, 7500

Cost: Free

Description: Join SANCCOB and Princess the ambassador African penguin at Tygerberg Nature Reserve and discover the science behind the endangered African penguin. The talk is suitable to all ages. Refreshments and educational materials will be provided.

These events are made possible by the Department of Science and Technology, The National Research Foundation and The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement. For more information, please email education@sanccob.co.za or call 021 557 6155 for any queries.

August 4, 2016

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