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Young environmental activists invited to join the Matrics in Antarctica competition

The DBE, in association with Matrics in Antarctica (MIA) are giving Grade 11 learners the opportunity of a lifetime. For the fourth year, MIA, founded by world renowned explorer, Riaan Manser, will take five lucky students on an educational adventure to majestic Antarctica. For the first time, the competition will be open only be open Grade 11 learners who have passion, drive and most importantly, want to make a sustainable impact to the environment. Together with the DBE, these learners are invited to enter. Entries opened on 14 August and will close on 30 September 2023.

Matrics In Antarctica is an initiative created to help inspire young South African students to contemplate issues about sustainability and conservation and how they can make a difference to the environment within their communities. The great frozen landmass of Antarctica is vital to the ecosystem. Not only does it deflect some of the sun's rays from Earth, but it is also home to a number of species of sea life. Antarctica is directly affected by climate change and global warming, and in turn, the melting of these sheets of ice is causing sea levels to rise.

Winners will be announced on 20 November 2023, during a live broadcast. Interested learners can click on the below link to enter:

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