NZG Life Sciences competition

NZG Life Sciences competition


The National Zoological Garden hosts the Life Sciences competition, which commenced since 2011. This unforgettable event takes place in June every year. The topics such as microscope, evolution, biodiversity, cell etc. are part of engaging activities.

Entry requirements

Grade 10 Life Science Teachers should attend the teachers workshop where a selection test will written by the teachers. Workshops will be advertised by the education district officials. 10 schools per province from the four provinces ( Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North West) will be selected to participate in the final competition at the Zoo.


The National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria).


This competitiveness creates a positive attitude amongst learners that might help them to excel and apply the knowledge at school.


Selected schools, teachers and learners.

How it works

The selection process of schools starts by engaging various life science officials from provincial department districts to invite their respective schools to a workshop. Selection is based mainly on the teachers attending the workshops and competing on behalf of their schools for the inclusion in the competition. 40 schools from various provinces are selected to participate on the final competition. Each school selects three learners to participate on the final at the NZG gardens.


Free of charge.


Prizes includes laptops, tablets, digital cameras and a trip to Durban for the top three schools.

Competition timelines

The month of June.

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