One of the most ful­fill­ing and enjoy­able parts of our work at Maropeng is the role we play in edu­ca­tion. We have host­ed thou­sands of school­child­ren over the years, help­ing them nav­i­gate humanity’s com­pli­cat­ed ori­gin sto­ry, and (hope­ful­ly), encour­ag­ing them to be more curi­ous about the sciences.

That’s why we’re excit­ed that we’ll be at EduWeek at the Tick­et­pro Dome in Johan­nes­burg next week.

The theme this year is ‘‘Advance Edu­ca­tion in Africa’’, and the week will see expert speak­ers and peo­ple from the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors dis­cuss and debate the lat­est issues fac­ing the edu­ca­tion sec­tor in South Africa.

There will also be experts and inno­va­tors demon­strat­ing new edu­ca­tion solutions.

Apart from host­ing mem­o­rable and excit­ing trips through the Sterk­fontein Caves and the vis­i­tor cen­tre, Maropeng is also a pop­u­lar overnight school-trip des­ti­na­tion. We have fan­tas­tic facil­i­ties for stu­dents and teach­ers at Hominin House.

You can reg­is­ter for EduWeek here: http://​www​.edu​ca​tion​week​.co​.za/​r​e​g​i​s​t​r​ation.

If you’re going to be at EduWeek, drop by at the Maropeng stand to say hel­lo and find out more!