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May 2013
Contents / home
Disease research in cheetahs
Top awards for NZG research
Ragged-tooth shark released
Holiday fun at the zoo
Knysna seahorse pampering
Emma the lioness
11th ICEE comes to Africa
Exhibit draws large crowds
Scifest Africa 2013
A kiss from a seal
Farm programme fascinates
Rhino poaching update
Conservation Grapevine

NZG's farm programme promises to fascinate city learners

Where do milk, eggs and wool come from? Most city children would probably answer THE SHOPS! But the truth is that these commodities come from farms scattered all around our beautiful country.

The Farm programme teaches learners more about farming activities and the origin of farm products.   The learners engage in various activities, which include feeding the rabbits and learning how to milk cows.

The NZG will be hosting its annual Farm Programme for Grade 0-4 learners at its Farmyard from 4-21 June 2013. The programme is offered in English, Afrikaans and Northern Sotho. Entrance fees during the programme are R28 for schools visiting on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and R40 for schools visiting on Thursdays and Fridays. The Farm programme is offered to schools free of charge during this time.

The aim of the initiative is to help young children discover the importance of farm animals in our daily lives. The programme is designed to assist learners in understanding farming activities and learning about the origin of farm products.

This practical programme allows learners to learn through observation and practical learning. Different farm animals will be available for learners to see, touch and smell during the presentations. Learners will engage in various activities, which include feeding of the rabbits and the pigs.

Schools are requested to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Call the NZG Guest Relations Centre at 012-339 2700 or email for further information.

By Angeliné Schwan, Communications Officer, NZG

Zoo and Aquarium Visitor