The Skukuza Science Leadership Initiative requires the creation of an inspirational and sustainably-built learning space in the Kruger National Park. A flagship centre for the KNP, the facility must not only enhance science education and experiential learning opportunities, but must demonstrate to managers, tourists and students alike, the feasibility of low impact living by showcasing the ways in which design and materials can reduce our environmental footprint in all aspects of daily living. There is no better place to ensure that our advances in human development are achieved while bearing nature in mind than in South Africa’s premier natural destination itself.
Architects Nicholas Whitcutt and Kevin Mitchell have designed the SSLI campus consisting of a Resource centre (include lecture theatre, library and lab space), accommodation and catering facilities to host 40 students.
The facility will be built in phases as funding becomes available. Currently Phase 1 has been completed and Phase 2 is underway! Funding is still required for Phases 3, 4 and 5. If you would like to make a contribution to our green facility please click here.
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