Category: Conservation

Water, Air, Land, Food, Resources, Recycling

The Toads of SilvermineThe Toads of Silvermine

The Toads of Silvermine are mostly the famous and endangered Western Leopard Toads (Amietophrynus pantherinus). Find also the rare Arum Lily Frog, the Cape River Frog and the Clicking Stream Frog in this beautiful wetland reserve. Earth Kids went on the hunt for these splendid amphibians last year. They did ...

Sewage Pollution!Sewage Pollution!

Earth kids have been learning about sewage pollution. They have focused on one of the local streams which flows into False Bay: the Else River has suffered ongoing sewage pollution thanks to broken pipes, bursting sewers and lack of maintenance in the area. This catchment is enjoyed by children and ...

Water Water Everywhere…Water Water Everywhere…

Water, water everywhere – but for how long? The Earth consists mostly of water – consider the many huge oceans and seas, the rivers, streams, glaciers, dams and lakes. These water sources are all part of something Greater – the miraculous water cycle! Choosing a Water Theme for a Biodiversity ...

Of Poplar Trees and WaterOf Poplar Trees and Water

Koos Burger is Very Sad Koos Burger is very sad. “The Else River smells like sewage,” he says, pointing to the thick brown and black sludge lining the banks of this picturesque river that runs through the Glencairn Rotary Camp grounds. Koos is sad because some 9 000 disadvantaged youth ...

Earth Kids act on Else RiverEarth Kids act on Else River

When Earth Kids act on Else River, they tackle an issue close to their hearts: water, water conservation, ecosystem health and biodiversity preservation. They have learned how intricate such natural resources are and how necessary they are to human survival on this planet. Reporting a Polluted Water Source What do ...

Messages in BottlesMessages in Bottles

Take a glass bottle, insert a message, cork the bottle, seal it with wax and toss it into the ocean. In this day and age? Crazy idea? Littering in the ocean and possibly harmful to ocean life? Yes. All true. But to Earth Kids, this is also a lesson in ...