Cape Town has a new environmental education centre in False Bay ecology park south of the city centre. The centre on the southern shores of Zeekoevlei, reputedly South Africas largest freshwater lake, is housed in a former derelict building in the heart of one of South Africas most important areas for wetland birds. The newest of nine such venues in city nature reserves, it offers three-day education programmes for up to 120 primary and secondary school children, with activities ranging from dragon boating, obstacle courses and orientation walks to bird watching, fishing, water quality testing and visits to the nearby wastewater treatment works and landfill site. Visitors can see up to 250 species of bird including fish eagles, pelicans and flamingos. The centre is managed by the Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Programme (ZEEP), which runs quality low-cost outdoor environmental education and youth development camps for children.