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Share-net, Environmental Education Networking

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BGCI education team is a big fan of Share-net and Share-net materials.  We have included them as good resources before, but having just visited their offices at the Umgeni Valley Nature reserve, run by WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa), we thought we would remind you of their existence.  Share-net is a networking group which develops, publishes and sells materials to support environmental education.  All their materials are copyright-free for educational purposes and redevelopment for local use is encouraged.  There is a wide range of materials available, from field guides to teachers guides on habitats, water, waste management issues, energy, trees and so on.  On water they have a series of guides for freshwater and marine ecosystems, water quality guides and a wetland pack.  Find out more from the website, or contact them at