Our Connection: Issue 35 2017

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Our Connection: Issue 28 2017

Kingsmead College uses the so-called “lightning bird” or Inyoni of African culture as the school’s thinking mascot.  A fitting emblem indeed, as the Hamerkop – a bird found locally- has recently been reported to be occurring in declining numbers. The school has been the home to an active and growing bird watching club that meets in the high school library every month.  Enthusiasts both young and old share in monthly outings, field trips, lectures and workshops.  Several Kingsmead old girls and the previous headmistress Margaret Edwards are active members of the Club.

While the club was established more than 25 years ago with the primary aim of enjoying nature and the birds in it, the club members have also become actively involved in bird and habitat conservation. They do this by raising funds, participating in active conservation projects through BirdLife South Africa or by engaging in “Citizen science”projects.  Citizen science is a fairly new term but an old practice. That is – science by nature-loving amateurs in the tradition of naturalists like Charles Darwin.  A study from 2016 indicates that the largest impact of citizen science is in research on biology, conservation and ecology, and is utilized mainly as a methodology of collecting and classifying data. […]

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Our Connection: Issue 26 2017

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