Outreach Overview

The Inkaba yeAfrica geoscience community has established a successful record of public outreach programs through its official outreach arm, AEON EarthWISE, operating from the UFS (University of the Free State) campus in Bloemfontein, South Africa (note 2009 Overview below).

Inkaba yeAfrica's AEON EarthWISE was featured on popular science radio programmes, print media and National Science Week in SA through science demonstrations, static and interactive science displays,  teacher workshops, family mathematics workshops, multimedia presentations, promotional exhibitions and oral presentations. 

Furthermore, Inkaba yeAfrica featured at the last three bi-annual INSITE Trade Fairs (as part of the BMBF sponsored German Pavilion,  organised by DAAD-SA) in Johannesburg (2005, 2007 and 2008);  the Climate Change Conference (2009); SA PHD Conference and Expo 2009 and SAGA Bi-Annual Conference and Expo 2009, the Inkaba stand was visited respectively by a spread of school learners and parents, learning facilitators and members of the public (students, industry etc).

Open day events were also held by the respective Science Awareness Teams at the Boyden Science Centre - UFS; Hermanus Magnetic Observatory  (HMO) and the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HARTRAO), Krugersdorp/Pretoria.