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New CareTakers film!

‘In the Age of Adaptation’, the latest film in the series, has recently been completed.

The backdrop of the film is Durban and COP17 – The UN Climate Change conference in December 2011.
A unique horticultural art piece is being built. This is the ‘Living Beehive’, a sophisticated steel structure based on the traditional Zulu beehive hut; and clad with a 3-dimensional garden of indigenous plants .

A few deep thinking delegates at COP17 visit the Beehive and share their perspectives on its symbolism, the value of healthy ecosystems, and human aspiration.

We then step away from the introspective space of the beehive to follow wetland specialist Mbali Khubeka as she guides us into the field where we can evaluate Beehive thinking.

She takes us to sites where rural communities are benefitting from rehabilitated systems on the Mkhuze Floodplain; and to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, where conservation efforts at this World Heritage site are recognized globally as an essential investment in the future.

Thought provoking and informative, the film hopes to educate and inspire all of us to recognize the importance of natural capital and biodiversity.

The film is available for viewing on our website or a DVD can be ordered through the STEPS offices. See:

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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


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CareTakers Workshop

Caretakers workshopLast week saw the CareTakers team heading to the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) offices in Cape Town to hold a facilitated workshop and present on the CareTakers film series. The idea was to introduce the series and STEPS Learning  Methodology to a group of participants from various environmental organisations completing a course module in Environmental education.

The feedback was very positive and all the participants are keen to do further film facilitator training with STEPS! Special thanks to Patrick Dowling and WESSA for inviting the CareTakers Team to be a part of it.

For pictures of the workshop and Patrick showing everyone how to make your own planter box, click here.

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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in Uncategorized


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