Course Objectives

    • Bush Tents Kruger Nat. Park Global course where students can choose to earn 0.5 HS credits in each of the following areas: science, photography and the fine arts. 
    • Taught by teachers Greta Manning, Leslie Shea and Sandy Reed.
    • Spend two weeks in South Africa in the bush with renowned author and bush expert, Lee Gutteridge and wildlife ecologist and tracker Kersey Lawrence.
    • We will visit the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It is the world’s richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils.
    • We will tour the Apartheid Museum which takes us through a dramatic, emotional journey through the country’s history of racial discrimination.
    • We will walk through Soweto, created in the 1930’s when the White government started separating Blacks from Whites and where people today still live in poverty awaiting government housing.
    • We will walk through Nelson Mandela’s home and learn about this incredible man’s history and how he spent 27 years in prison and then became the first black president of South Africa.
    • Tour the Panorama Route, described as one of the best landscape photography spots in the world.
    • Visit the Rhino Revolution to see how baby rhinos, orphaned by poachers, are making a comeback.
    • Learn to track lion, rhino, cheetah, elephant, cape buffalo, giraffe and more.
    • Participate in a Safari every day and often twice.
    • Stay in the bush in tents on the edge of the Oliphant River which borders the famous Kruger National Park.