African Edu-Eco Wizard is a multi-faceted company conceptualised and tested over the last 5 years, culminating in its establishment in 2010 by Wayne Johnson.
The company specialises in Wildlife, Marine, Conservation, Bush and Adventure Awareness Eco-Adventure and Eco-Learning Programs; Volunteer Experiences; GAP Experiences; Experiential Corporate Development; and Garden Route Day Adventures.
Wayne is an adventurer, naturalist, sportsman, businessman, entrepreneur and conservationist.
With 28 years experience in wildlife and adventure eco-tourism and environmental education, Wayne has experienced the full range of opportunities available to the wildlife, conservation and adventure enthusiast.
From white water rafting and canoeing safaris ranging from the Zambezi, to the Orange and Sabie, Olifants and Blyde Rivers in Mpumalanga; sailing; hiking and mountain trekking trails; scuba and sea kayaking; mountain biking; to overland safaris in destinations such as Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mocambique and South Africa; to training assignments in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa, Wayne has experienced more than most people experience in a life-time.
It is on this experiential and educational base that Wayne has established African Edu-Eco Wizard.
Five Primary Divisions
The African Edu-Eco Wizard has five primary divisions or hubs. These include:
- The Wildlife, Marine & Conservation Volunteer Adventure Eco-Learning Program Hub
- The Wildlife, Marine, Conservation & Adventure Experiential Eco-Learning Hub
- The GAP Eco-Adventure and Eco-Learning Program Hub
- The Corporate Teambuilding and Eco-Adventure Program Hub
- The Garden Route Mild-to-Wild Day Adventure Hub
1. The Wildlife, Marine & Conservation Volunteer Adventure Eco-Learning Program Hub
The Wildlife, Marine & Conservation Volunteer Eco-Adventure Program Hub comprises specialist outcome based experiential adventure Volunteer Eco-Learning experiences focusing on our commitment and philosophy giving Volunteers an eco-experience of a lifetime.
Whether it is working with Volunteer Elephant Management initiatives or in the day-to-day operation of a Game Ranch or being involved in an Outcome based Research program or being part of an Outcome-based Eco-Learning program, we have a program where one can get down and dirty in our adventurous, experiential, fun-filled and fulfilling African experiences.
Our portfolio comprises a Wildlife Volunteer Eco-Adventure Hub; an African Elephant Volunteer Eco-Adventure Hub; a Marine Volunteer Eco-Adventure Hub; and a Conservation Volunteer Eco-Adventure Hub.
2. The Wildlife, Marine, Conservation & Adventure Experiential Eco-Learning Hub
The Wildlife, Marine, Conservation & Adventure Experiential Eco-Learning Hub comprises a number of exciting and innovative Wildlife, Bush, Marine, Conservation and Adventure Awareness Eco-Learning Experiences which not only focuses on formal training but also caters for individuals with enquiring minds and an innate desire to learn more about the environment, biodiversity and the various inhabitants, habitats and relationships in the various eco-system hubs and the role, form and function of iconic animals identified as core to our programs.
Our primary focus is on experiential eco-adventure, wildlife, marine and conservation eco-learning supported by practical, measurable and tangible applicable skills development. Participants are taught to be professional, ethical, responsible and safe users of the environment. Our innovative sustainable eco-learning and teaching philosophy is mirrored in the Chinese proverb; “What I hear I forget; What I see, I remember; What I do I know”. Experiential Eco-Learning is our primary objective and we believe that the best wildlife, marine, bush, conservation and adventure eco-learning comes through an experiential ‘hands-on’ approach to learning and ‘first-hand’ outcome-based adventure experiences.
Our portfolio of Eco-Learning experiences include a Marine Education & Marine Awareness Eco-Learning Adventure Program Hub; a Formal Wildlife & Bush Awareness Eco-Learning Program Hub; a Special Interest Wildlife & Bush Awareness Eco-Learning Program Hub; a Wildlife Education & Conservation Eco-Learning Program Hub; and a Specialised Game Lodge & Wildlife Conservation Industry Site Specific Experiential Eco-Learning Program Hub.
3. The GAP Eco-Adventure and Eco-Learning Program Hub
The GAP Eco-Adventure and Eco-Learning Skills Program HUB focuses on individuals taking a month or a year out between school and university or university and their first employment opportunity or for those individuals needing a break between career changes or for those seeking a complete life altering direction in life.
Our aim is to provide a platform for individuals to be exposed to a whole host of eco-adventures, life skills development and eco-learning opportunities built on our experiential learning outcomes based philosophy which is embedded in our seven core pillars of growth and development.
Our belief is that a productive, effectively managed and constructed GAP year or portion thereof offers a variety of educational benefits to young and old people alike with the opportunity to acquire applicable life skills, skill sets and personal experiential development opportunities.
Our portfolio of GAP Eco-Adventure Experiences include a GAP Scholar/Graduate HUB; a GAP Life Skills HUB; a GAP Adventure HUB; a GAP Wildlife & Bush HUB; a GAP Marine & Conservation HUB; a GAP-50+ HUB; and a GAP-Twin Community Life Skills HUB.
4. The Corporate Teambuilding and Eco-Adventure Program Hub
The Corporate Teambuilding and Eco-Adventure Program Hub focuses on an Eco-Adventure and Experiential Teambuilding activity base offering groups motivational spirit building initiatives whereby team members escapes the rigours of the day-to-day environment to enjoy the adventurous spirit of Africa in a playful yet outcome based manner.
A strong management team is an essential factor in the survival of any company. Experiential developmental teambuilding can and does provide powerful learning experiences in the areas of identification and development of leadership potential; problem solving; decision making; interpersonal communication and cross cultural communications.
5. The Garden Route Mild-to-Wild Day Adventure Hub
Our primary area of operation extends from the Goukamma Nature Reserve in the west up to the Crags in the east comprising the greater Bitou Region with Knysna and Plettenberg Bay being the core operational area.
Our portfolio includes a Canoeing Eco-Adventure Hub; a Sea Kayaking Eco-Adventure Hub; a Wildlife & Experiential Bush Eco-Adventure Hub; a Day in the Life Eco-Adventure Hub; a Hiking and Nature Walking Eco-Adventure Hub; a Bird Watching Eco-Adventure Hub; and a Mountain Biking Eco-Adventure Hub.
We also have a Combo Eco-Adventure Hub where a variety of day adventure packages are offered.
Contact Wayne Johnson on +27 79 753 8968 or email email@example.com