Texas University lecturers and students visit NMMU George

June 26, 2012

A group of 18 students and two lecturers from the Texas A & M University's Department of Ecosystem Science and Management visited NMMU's George Campus at Saasveld recently.

Texas university visits NMMUThe group from Texas A & M University with NMMU's Faculty of Science lecturer, Mike Cameron, during their visit to the George Campus. Photo by Aneri Vlok.

 

Their day at NMMU George included presentations by NMMU staff in the Faculty of Science, after which they enjoyed a short tour of the campus.

The visitors had lunch at the historic 'Pampoenkraal' building, now used as a conference venue and guest house, where they had the opportunity to network with some of NMMU's academic staff and postgraduate students.

This was followed by a field trip which included an opportunity to see the most important vegetation biomes of the region.

The campus visit formed part of the American students' week-long stay in the southern Cape which included a visit to Thesen Island to view its ecosystems, and presentations by representatives from SANParks about research on the Knysna elephant and planning products of the Garden Route National Park.

 

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