Friday, May 17, 2013

Arts, Culture & Environment - 22nd of May is International Biodiversity Day

On the show today, we spoke to Carol Pool – From the South African National Biodiversity Institute. On Wednesday the 22nd of May is International Biodiversity Day and as part of the Kirstenbosch Centenary celebrations, entry to Kirstenbosch and Biodiversity Day activities on this day will be free. The day has a full schedule of walks, talks, films and activities open to the public, as well as an interactive display area showcasing the science programmes at SANBI. Speakers during the day-long programme include renowned climate change scientist Prof Guy Midgley; and activities include Bioblitzes, a GIS garden game, and guided walks. Four biodiversity-related films will be shown in the afternoon programme. Free entrance to both the showcase and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden for the whole day. There is no need to book. For more information contact the Kirstenbosch Information Desk on (021) 799 8783 or visit

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