/ 13 October 2011

Yebo gogga!

Spiders, snakes and other beings that fly or bite or crawl will be on show at Wits's annual exhibition of bugs, plants and animals.

If it’s bugs, plants and other wildlife that appeal to you, your pupils or your children, Wits University’s eighth Yebo Gogga Yebo Amablomo exhibition is the place to be this weekend.

The university announced this week that the annual exhibition its school of animal, plant and environmental sciences hosts would be free and open to all. At Yebo Gogga Yebo Amablomo this year, the public and school learners can see and learn about spiders, snakes, beetles, plants and other animals.

This year will include exhibitions by more than 35 organisations where you can use all five senses to delve into the secret lives of plants, goggas and amazing creatures of all kinds, Wits said. School groups can use the tailor-made workbooks to explore the wide variety of stalls and learn more about the unique and exciting things on display.

The weekend programme includes a spider display by the Spider Club of South Africa; a talk by Judd Kirkell from the Succulent Society on the diversity of Namaqualand; information session about scorpions by Ian Engelbrecht, nature conservationist; the Mopane Pizza Fest; a demonstration about snakes by Clive Reid from SnakeCity; and a kids’ competition with prizes sponsored by the exhibitors.

For more information visit http://www.wits.ac.za/YeboGogga or contact [email protected]