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June 19, 2009

Cape Town Tourism takes part in World Environment Week

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Sabeegah of Cape Town Tourism learns more about sharks

Sharks, penguins, oranges and cokes.

Add 2 000 primary school learners and what a week we had. Cape Town Tourism – Team South lent support to Save Our Seas Shark Centre in Kalk Bay with a week filled with entertainment, education and some very hard slog.

We joined the Shark Centre, City of Cape Town, Sanccob (South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Bird) and the Jungle Theatre, to name but a few dedicated environmentalists, for World Environment Week from June 1 to June 6, 2009.

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The big clean-up on Muizenberg Beach

We helped host a number of schools at the Civic Centre in Muizenberg for the first half of the week and at the Kalk Bay Community Centre for the latter part.

The Jungle Theatre had the children spellbound with their shark play and in between shows, some very successful beach clean-ups were tackled by enthusiastic teachers and children.

Cape Town Tourism staff were also spotted doing their “black bag” thing.

Children who attended the Kalk Bay Community Centre sessions were treated to a meeting with Rocky and Columbine, two VIPs (very important penguins) from Sanccob.

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Children were spellbound by the Jungle Theatre’s shark play

The Cape Town Tourism Team, led by Chriszanne, assisted with transport, give-away prizes and close on 2 000 oranges.

Save Our Seas Shark Centre, opposite Dalebrook Pool, is doing amazing work to raise awareness of the different species of sharks and of the importance of the conservation of these remarkable creatures.

Visitors to Kalk Bay are encouraged to pop in to look at the displays and chat to the staff – it will definitely add value to a visit to the area.

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