PACE News

Read about how PACE resources have been used in different countries.

New Conservation Education materials on their way to educators in the field

  Huge thanks to DHL and their staff for continuing to sponsor the distribution of PACE materials.  An efficient, COVID-secure pick up of 250 kg of new materials this afternoon - already en route to some of our fantastic partners in the field. This latest consignment, which includes banners, posters, films, educators guides, action sheets and booklets has printed resources and digital versions on the new PACE USB stick. Now that schools have started to resume after months of closure it [...]

PACE training resumes

We are thankful that finally, normal activities, covid-aware and covid-secure have started to resume. After months of school closures pupils in exam years are now back into their classrooms in Zimbabwe, with the rest of students scheduled to return in November. Responding to the reduced restrictions Palloma Pachiti from Sebakwe Conservation Education Centre in the Midlands has already arranged PACE training for key educators for next month.  Lead teachers from Carbon Green Africa and SAVE Valley Conservancy sites are included in [...]

Careers in Conservation – Sociologist

Many people do not know how they can be involved in or how they could work in conservation.   The PACE Careers in Conservation module tries to address this by showing a wide range of employment and career roles that exist. It shares the stories of people who have made successful careers in Conservation - the kind of jobs they have, what it involves and the impact they have had. Successful conservation is as much about people as it is about wildlife. [...]

Covid-secure Conservation Education

                        Reduced income, school closures and the need for social distancing has required a major readjustment for conservation education providers across the continent. Lapalala Wilderness School in South Africa runs residential courses for local school children, visits more than 40 schools, mentors youth and trains teachers. They have been forced to suspend all these programmes. Despite the challenges the Lapalala team remains very active. Each working close to their homes, [...]

Careers in Conservation – Teacher

Education, teachers and trainers are the backbone of conservation. We depend on them: from language teachers explaining vocabulary; biology teachers explaining ecosystems, water and soil cycles; maths teachers providing the skills to understand statistics, to community educators helping rural communities protect their livestock and earn a living alongside wildlife.   Teachers in schools, colleges, urban and rural communities, in education centres and local councils are making a massive contribution to conservation across Africa. If you are making career choices and keen on [...]

Stay alert to Corona Virus

PACE Educators - Corona virus remains a danger.  PLEASE continue to protect yourselves and encourage those around you to wash hands, use social distancing and wear facemasks. If you know anyone without access to facemasks why not demonstrate how they they can make their own.  This easy to make design from Coaching Conservation in Botswana is a simple, practical, no-cost option. If you are back at school or around children in the community making facemasks is an activity that supports craft, design [...]

Careers in Conservation – Vet

  As some countries begin to ease the lockdown restrictions people are starting to plan and look to the future again. This has inspired us to continue the PACE Careers in Conservation series that illustrates the great range of jobs and many kinds of people that work in conservation and related employment. The corona virus crisis has created enormous challenges, but we are confident about the future, that Conservation will continue to be a growing and exciting sector all across Africa.  [...]

Careers in Conservation

We're all relieved that lockdowns are beginning to ease, and people can start planning again. PACE is about sharing Conservation success stories, sharing solutions to common problems between communities across Africa.  Finding a way to earn our living is definitely a common problem.  For young people in Africa wondering about your future we invite you to consider conservation, the PACE Careers in Conservation module will help you get excited about the future! It shows the great range of employment and types [...]

PACE Vocab – keystone “KEYSTONE SPECIES”

  A key stone is the central supporting stone at the top of an arch, it holds all the others in place. If a keystone is removed the arch collapses. A keystone species has the same role. Keystone species maintain the balance in their ecosystem, keep it functioning and healthy. If a keystone species is removed or disappears then food webs, habitats, ecosystems and the plants and animals living there are all disrupted. Because they are so important, keystone species are [...]

Staying informed, protecting & caring for ourselves, each other and the environment 

      Over recent weeks much of the discussion amongst PACE educators, and there’s been a lot,  has focused on their concern to be informed about Corona virus and COVID-19. As community leaders and educators they are anxious to understand, to have correct facts, to know how to prepare, how to protect, how to respond when people are unwell and how best to advise those around them. They are aware that many people have limited access to information, and don’t [...]