MAROPENG OFFERS THE COOLEST CLASS OUTINGS FOR 2012
Situated in the historic Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng serves as the official visitor’s centre for this World Heritage Site. Here learners can explore the mysterious nooks and crannies of the Sterkfontein Caves, and discover the wonderful world of our past and future at the interactive Maropeng Visitor Centre, complete with underground boat ride, fun educational displays, real fossils and lots more.
Resource packs, available to schools and given to teachers to use as guides, will enhance the learner’s Cradle experience ensuring the excursion is educational, interactive and fun. The curriculum-linked resource pack is brimming with fascinating and practical educational material such as worksheets and suggested activities. Teachers will be able to prepare learners before their visit and give them follow-up assignments afterwards.
Hominid House at Maropeng offers comfortable budget accommodation for school, sporting and tour groups. The four dormitory-style rooms sleep up to 120 children or adults with separate communal bathrooms for boys and girls. Guides, teachers and leaders are accommodated in neatly appointed single rooms. Meals are served in the public dining area and packed lunches can be arranged on request. Sporting equipment is provided for activities like volleyball, table tennis, basketball and mini-cricket. A slip and slide can also be arranged through Maropeng.
There is also the option of additional activities for learners such as star gazing, and other outdoor activities such as a specialised tour with a scientist or Maropeng’s Curator, Lindsay Marshall. Learners can also opt for a fascinating and memorable tour to an excavation site.
To book your 2012 class outing visit www.maropeng.co.za or call (014) 577 9000.
COMPILED ON BEHALF OF MAROPENG BY CATHY FINDLEY PUBLIC RELATIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT NICOLLE KAIRUZ ON (011) 463 6372 OR NICOLLE@FINDLEYPR.CO.ZA