FRESHWATER RESEARCH CENTRE 
      
       SPECIALISTS IN AQUATIC RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Living Labs: connecting South Africa's youth to our natural heritage one river at a time

About Living Labs

Living Labs, a node of the Freshwater Research Centre, is a positive reaction to the problem of a growing global disconnect between young people and nature, and the challenge of conserving river ecosystems – our only source of safe, clean water, and arguably South Africa’s most valuable natural resource. It is a reaction based on the premise that meaningful relationships between communities and the local environment are the strongest foundation for committed conservation of the valuable, but vulnerable ecosystems and biodiversity with which we share this planet. 



If you would like more information about Living Labs, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jeremy Shelton (jeremy@frcsa.org.za)