The Wadi Environmental Science Centre (WESC) founded in 2015, is dedicated to progressive outdoor environmental education. The goal of WESC is to complement and build on what is currently taught to Egyptian students in the field of science. Our students learn from cooperative, collaborative, hands-on and inquiry-based discovery. We teach students about their environmental and cultural heritage through science: water, renewable energy, waste management, pollution issues, environmental sustainability, biodiversity and climate change.
At WESC, we recognize the urgency for Egyptian educational reform and see the creation of a wider and deeper awareness, consensus and understanding of environmental science amongst children as a valuable opportunity to bridge the gap between education and the real world. In this way, we can have an impact on Egypt’s people by changing attitudes and actions about the sustainable and appropriate use of our natural resources, how we can advance suitable technologies, and influence policy changes.
WESC has the capacity to work with over 14,000 students annually, from approximately 100 schools (both private/language and Egyptian National) on various field trips at our premises and elsewhere.