We design the programme to suit you. Here are some examples. Learners have activity classes in the morning using our broad lawns and the riverbank, and go for a hike or river rafting in the afternoon.
Click links at the top to see Geography programmes. Below is the programme for an introductory day giving an overview of World Heritage Sites in South Africa then focusing on the importance of the Dome in terms of science, the environment, history and culture.
Examples of Geography programmes: Vaal and Fluvial Processes. Ecology of the Vaal in the Dome
Dome & World Heritage Sites
We break up large groups into smaller groups and they rotate through the activities:
MORNING 08h30-12h30 with break for refreshments – bring your own.
- INTRODUCTION TO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE WORLD
- ALL ABOUT ASTEROIDS AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM – VIDEOS AND TALK
- EXPERIMENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON IMPACT CRATERS
- THE SCIENTIFIC, CULTURAL, HISTORICAL VALUE OF THE DOME
- RIVERSIDE WALK TO SEE FEATURES OF THE DOME
- WILDLIFE AND ECOLOGY OF THE RIVER SYSTEM
LUNCH 12h30-13h30. Bring own packed lunches.
- HIKE TO DOME VIEWPOINT (Full group) 5KM (BUT SOME CAN DRIVE)
- HISTORY DISCUSSION – WHAT HAPPENED IN THE DOME IN PAST YEARS, BATTLES AND GOLD
- GEOLOGY DISCUSSION – THE FASCINATION OF THE ROCKS THAT TELL A STORY
Your own bus transport is used during the tour. The distances are less than 100km and the roads are fair. Please ensure that your bus driver is catered for – refreshments and lunch. Drivers and buses must not leave the venue unless with the group.
Before you come, send us a proposed lesson/topic outline so that we can prepare fully. We will discuss the activities with you and develop a full plan that will keep everyone occupied and be enjoyable for teachers too!