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Getaway: Exploring Earth and the solar system

July 26 July 31 SAST

This introductory course in Earth Sciences will combine daily, short theoretical lectures with many practical learning opportunities among the unique rock record preserved in the Babanango Nature Conservancy. After dinner, evenings will be spent stargazing around the campfire with a resident astronomer.

This accredited course will cover basic and intermediate-level geology and astronomy and all participants will receive certification for this course from the University of the Witwatersrand. A moderate level of fitness will be required for walks through the Matatane Nature Conservancy and along the Wit Umfolozi River.

This getaway in one of South Africa’s pristine nature reserves will give you an opportunity to learning about rock identification, stars and the processes that shape our Earth and neighbouring planets. Comprehensive Covid-protocols and practices will be in place and all group interaction, including meals and lectures, will be in open air lapa environment.

For more information or bookings contact Dr Grant Bybee,

(R8950 per person)
Babanango Game Reserve KwaZulu-Natal South Africa + Google Map
+27 31 1000 362
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