Launching a New Environmental Education Project: ECOStudy

Nov 25, 2022 | WFA News

Wilderness Foundation Africa is pleased to announce the launch of our new environmental education project, ECOStudy. 

ECOStudy is an environmental education project designed to improve the teaching of important environmental and sustainable development messages in the classroom.

Environmental Education Training for Teachers

Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change. However, teachers have very little guidance on how to include environmental learning in the classroom and have minimal practical knowledge of the environment. ECOStudy teacher workshops unpack the curriculum thereby generating discussion on the theory of environmental concepts. ECOStudy further empowers the teachers by taking them on field trips and out-of-classroom learning experiences in nature, giving them the tools to take their learners on similar trips.

Field trips

Most children in South Africa learn about the environment in the classroom, however you cannot learn about nature when sitting behind a school desk. ECOStudy offers field trips to teachers and learners. These trips range from a nature walk close to their school to a day or overnight excursion further afield. These excursions provide a unique educational nature experience.

Educational workshops

ECOStudy offers workshops on specific subjects e.g. understanding climate change, to interested groups.


The first phase of this project will take place in Kwa-Zulu Natal province, under the direction of Susan Pyne-James. To find out more contact: