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YEPS on National SA Television

YEPs Mikayla and Henko are interviewed on the acclaimed environmental television show 50|50, on Monday October 31, 2011

Nunavut Young Explorers , Henko Roukema and Mikayla Bader featured on South African national TV when they were studio guests on the very popular SABC2 environmental program, 50/50, on Monday evening, 31 October 2011.

50|50 is a television programme that has, for 28 years and counting, presented the successes and disasters of conservation to South Africa’s people. 50|50 has influenced environmental policy, stirred the public against environmental injustices, promoted the work of our dedicated conservationists, and helped to create a stronger awareness of conservation and environmental issues in South Africa.

50/50 is the longest ongoing environmental television programme in the world, with a multi award-winning history! It is also the programme that has been on the top 10 list for family viewing most often, and for the longest period in South African television history. It is an extremely strong, important brand and as ambassadors for the Mike Horn Young Explorers Program Henko and Mikayla shared their expedition experiences with the show’s viewers!

Some of the topics that were discussed were the Young Explorers impressions while in the Arctic with Mike Horn, the effects of human pollution on this fragile landscape and how we can learn from the Inuit ( who have lived “from the land” in a sustainable way for 1000’s of years !) .

The show’s viewer competition question at the end of the programme was : “Who lead the Young Explorers Project Expedition to Nunavut?” Henko said it was a fantastic opportunity to give exposure for Mike Horn , his passion for the environment & the Young Explorers Program!


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