STEM Club celebrates Earth Day

STEM club members celebrated Earth Day with a visit to the environmental management section of the municipality.

06 May 2019 | Education

Anastacia de Klerk; WVB STEM Club founder; “The theme of this year’s celebration was “Protect Our Species” and focused mainly on protecting threatened and endangered species.”

Walvis Bay - Karl Philander

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club members went on an excursion to the Walvis Bay wastewater treatment plant to demonstrate their support towards promoting environmental protection, awareness and appreciation for the planet.

“The theme of this year’s World Earth Day celebration was ‘Protect Our Species’ and focused mainly on protecting threatened and endangered species,” explained WVB STEM Club founder and coordinator Anastacia de Klerk.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

The local initiative focused on three species including the Heaviside dolphin, albatross and the Welwitschia plant.

Information on these species was provided to the learners who had to design posters with various key messages.

The finished posters portrayed information on how to protect the three species.

The municipality of Walvis Bay also donated two plants to the club, a yucca and an aloe.

The group that participated consisted of girls and boys from primary schools and secondary schools (grade 8 to 12).

The Walvis Bay STEM club plans on having projects in relation to World Environment Day celebrations in June and the Walvis Bay STEM Fair in September.

The group also plans to host a fundraiser to participate in the International Science Fair.

“We wish that the club keeps growing in size and are looking forward to what the year has in store for us,” said De Klerk.

She assists and provides career guidance to club members who want to go into science related fields.

Her aim is to help the learners who wish to prosper in the science field of their choice, as the club specialises in science, technological, engineering and mathematical practices.

The club has grown from 14 to 30 members (9 boys and 31 girls) over a short time.

Members meet every second Saturday of the month and work on their science fair projects. They also explore science-related topics.

Similar News


Turn your passion into a career

1 week ago - 11 February 2020 | Education

SwakopmundThe 2020 academic year at the COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre officially commenced while the registration process is on-going. The trainees’ induction and placement in...

Walvis Bay Primary School garden revamped

2 weeks ago - 04 February 2020 | Education

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Grade 7 learners of Walvis Bay Primary School began their year with citizenship, which is one of seven transformational characteristics...

Teachers urged to stay away from politics

2 weeks ago - 28 January 2020 | Education

Swakopmund • [email protected] The deputy minister of education, arts and culture (MEAC), Anna Nghipondoka, cautioned teachers to stay away from politics while teaching.Nghipondoka addressed...

Ou rapport maak opslae

3 weeks ago - 28 January 2020 | Education

Swakopmund • [email protected] Tonge aan die kus het behoorlik geklap nadat ’n graad 9-leerling van dié streek se vorderingsverslag aangedui het hy is...

School constructs its own classrooms

4 weeks ago - 20 January 2020 | Education

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The principal of Flamingo Primary School Ursula Damens announced that afternoon classes introduced for approximately 240 grade 2 learners at...

Educating through media

4 weeks ago - 19 January 2020 | Education

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Kiburi Media Solutions, a multifaceted company from the coast, aims to mitigate the pre-school readiness problem faced by children with...

Nuwe skooljaar begin

1 month - 16 January 2020 | Education

Swakopmund • [email protected] Opvoeding in staatskole loop aanhoudend deur weens begrotings wat aanhou krimp en klasse wat aanhou groei.Vir die direkteur van onderwys in...

Namport legal eagle soars high

2 months ago - 19 November 2019 | Education

Carol Jaimy Schroeder was amongst 250 maritime leaders from 79 countries that graduated at the World Maritime University (WMU) during the first week of November...

NAMFI graduates well equipped

3 months ago - 12 November 2019 | Education

Walvis Bay · [email protected] The Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (NAMFI) hosted its second graduation ceremony since its inception on Friday. Fisheries and marine resources...

See, sand en kuns

3 months ago - 28 October 2019 | Education

Swakopmund • Iréne-Mari van der Walt Diegene wat die naweek naby die Mole was, sou dalk Namib Hoërskool-leerlinge se kunswerke raakgeloop het. Die graad...

Latest News

Dapper vegtertjie benodig bystand

3 hours ago | Local News

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Nehemia Antoncich is ’n ware klein vegtertjie in elke sin van die woord. Hy het Downsindroom, ’n hartafwyking en ook swak...

Showers for Happy Land

3 hours ago | Local News

Henties Bay Carmen Hoases' selfless ­commitment to abandoned and abused children led to the establishment of Happy Land Safe Haven in ­Omdel, ­Henties Bay. The...

Cementing ties

3 hours ago | Infrastructure

Pictured here are the Namport executive for information communication and technology Victor Ashikoto with the premier of South Africa's Gauteng province, David Makhura. Ashikoto hosted...

Namport strengthens ties with France

3 hours ago | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The Namibian Ports Authority (­Namport), Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque (GPMD) and Agence Fran­çaise de Développement (AFD) signed a tripartite memorandum...


3 hours ago | Fishing

Tuesday, 18 February Low 05:50 High 12:17 Low 18:42 High 01:08 Wednesday, 19 February Low 07:06 High...

Grumpy’s fishing report

3 hours ago | Fishing

Clean and warmer waters in the vicinity of Swakopmund brought about the exciting facet of game fishing. This type of fishing is usually done with...

Dodo maak ’n verskil

1 day - 16 February 2020 | Business

Swakopmund • [email protected] Eko-vegters op Swakopmund het sommer sterk wind in hul seile gekry met die opening van die Dodo Zero Waste-winkel in die middedorp....

Kickboxers awarded

1 day - 16 February 2020 | Sports

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The Namibia RCFAI & Kickboxing Academy hosted their annual prize-giving ceremony recently. The club was established in 2016 and...

Bumpy road ahead

3 days ago - 14 February 2020 | Infrastructure

Swakopmund • [email protected] The Cross Border Road Transport – Regulators’ Forum (CBRT-RF) gathered at the Seaside Hotel to discuss progress over the two years...

Load More