UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Yebo Gogga Yebo amaBlomo 2015

 

Yebo gogga 20152015 International Year of Light

Light is life 

Dates: 13-17 May 2015

Time: 09:00 – 15:30 (weekdays); 10:00 – 16:00 (weekend)

Venue: Oppenheimer Life Sciences Building, Braamfontein Campus East

Free entrance

Bookings for school groups: 
Email: cheryl@innercs.com
Cell: 0833761734

On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). The UN focus is related particularly to light based technologies, communication and energy, but because almost all life depends ultimately on light it is appropriate to emphasise the biological importance of light. Some bacteria living in unusual and hostile environments like geothermal vents on the ocean floor utilize chemicals as an energy source. They however represent a tiny fraction of the life that reaches every part of Earth.

 Light is the energy that converts inorganic compounds into the building blocks of life. It allows vision and all that sight makes possible. Most animals rely on vision to seek food and avoid danger. Night and day are the rhythm of our lives and day length the cue for preparing for the changing season for both plants and animals. It is not surprising that the ancients worshipped the sun, it is the key to life as we know it.

Visit Yebo 2015 and discover more about light, living things and sustainable living.

Worksheets

Gr1-3, Gr 4-6, Gr 7-9, Gr 10-12

Podcast from Radio today

 

Programme of presentations and activities.

 

Saturday 16 May 2015

 

Sunday 17 May 2015

 

10:30

Endangered Birds on Malgas and Jutten Islands, West Coast.

Ella Roberts

11:00

Spiders, the ultimate female chauvinists Astri Leroy

11:30

Rhino SA

Poaching through the eyes of a Game Ranger and the voice of the youth regarding the issue.

12:00

Photons - messengers from the distant past

Andreas Faltenbacher

12:30

Spiders, the ultimate female chauvinists

Astri Leroy

13:00

Rhino SA

Poaching through the eyes of a Game Ranger and the voice of the youth regarding the issue.

13:30

Caterpillars and other traditional foods to brighten the menu

Tasting of traditional delicacies.

14:00

Caterpillars and other traditional foods to brighten the menu

Tasting of traditional delicacies.

 

Nature Quest

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Nature Quest

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Every 30 Mins

Planetarium

Every

30 Mins

Planetarium