Wendy Hitchcock has been associated with the Western Cape Primary Science Programme (PSP) for 20 years as a facilitator for their in-service teacher training, which includes the Hands-On Environment Project (HOEP). In this role she runs 2-day environmental education workshops for teachers to improve their teaching skills and knowledge of the science curriculum.
This training helps teachers use cheap and practical tools to teach science basics in an accessible way. The programme uses the Edith Stevens Wetland Park, a biodiversity hotspot in a densely populated urban area, to teach teachers and learners about environmental issues within the school curriculum. Teachers can also bring their learners to the wetland for an outing after the workshops.
Wendy has also trained environmental educators based at nature reserves around the City of Cape Town, and provided training for the City of Cape Town’s Youth Environmental School (YES) programme. Her experience with curriculum development and teacher training in the environmental education sector is a valuable resource for any continuing education programme.
To enquire about teacher training solutions, contact Wendy here. To book an outing or teacher training with PSP, contact Glenda on 021 691 9039.