The NVT has conducted the nationally run Adopt-a-Beach programme for the past nine years. The project was initiated by the CoastCare Programme run by Marine & Coastal Management and WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa). Grade 8 learners from Crags and Coldstream Primary Schools visit the Valley six times during the year and attend a camp at the end of each year. During their visits they learn about the ecology of the different coastal zones and undertake various beach monitoring activities. Two school groups have given presentations at the C.A.P.E. Conference during 2005 and 2006 and were awarded certificates for best presentation.