Since the inception of explore4knowledge®, its founder John Lucas has not only been honoured by receiving awards for his work completed in the field of science and conservation in Southern Africa, for his innovative approach to merge scientific research, environmental education and capacity building projects, but has also managed to set a bench mark in Environmental Education.
“The intention with explore4knowledge was never to set out to win awards, or to make a name for myself and the organisation. Instead it was to fully and whole heartedly follow my passions with all I had. More often than not encountering hardships, failure and disappointment. By developing and expanding existing conservation concepts, taking the time to listen to others needs, consider their position and daring to be innovative in a strict scientific environment I believe explore4knowledge, e4k – Education Through Adventure has been able to make a positive impact on the lives of many. I would like to thank everyone for their nominations, encouragement, support and faith in the work being done as well as always welcoming Talita and I too your award ceremonies, it is a honor to share these events with my life partner” John Lucas