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Living at Ulovane was exactly what I needed

21 Sep
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It’s been an intense 10 weeks, to be honest. When I arrived, in July, I saw plants and birds and had no idea about anything I was seeing. I was freezing – FREEZING! I was tired. I was frustrated after more than a year of sitting at home, waiting for a break in COVID-19 restrictions […]

Tales of the Unexpected

26 Aug
Apprentice Field Guides July 2021

July 2021 Apprentice Field Guides Ulovane Update: 6 Weeks in and we are truly living the dream! To be honest, I don’t even know where to start… I’ve been dreaming of this moment for so long! I have wanted to do a field guide course since I finished high school about 7 years ago. A […]

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

03 Aug

This is by far the best experience of my life!! I arrived in South Africa 3 months ago, passed the Apprentice Field Guide course successfully and now I have just begun the Apprentice Trails Guide course. In the field guide course, my knowledge of the environment improved so much more than I could imagine in […]

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone”

23 Jun
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“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone” During the past 15 weeks, I completed the Connect Online & Onsite course at Ulovane and it’s been a great experience in which I learned many new things. From the time we started the Online portion of the course where we completed the theory section of […]

Life at Ulovane, one eye opening experience after another

09 Jun
Tate Week 8 (15) Edit

As an Apprentice Field Guide student at Ulovane, I am astonished by the Thicket Biome and its natural richness in botany, animals, and birdlife. During the first 3 weeks of our 5-week practical course that we have been here, there has been a lot of learning mixed with many practical activities and generous great people. […]