The Short Learning Programme (SLP) on “The Environment and the Eastern Cape” this year attracted eight American students, these coming from universities across the USA and with a variety of study interests.  The focus of this programme is the exceptional  diversity of environmental patterns in the Eastern Cape, and how these provide a diversity of challenges and opportunities in terms of sustainable management. The students were also able to learn about cutting edge solutions to these challenges and opportunities that have been developed in the Eastern Cape.  The programme is delivered by staff and students from ACE, and includes field visits to Karoo fossil sites, private nature reserves, National Parks, urban conservation initiatives and coastal resorts.  

Pictured here with Graham Kerley (far right) and Nokubonga Mgqatsa (6th from left) are the SLP students enjoying the landscape perspective from the lip of the escarpment.