PACE News

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

Someone somewhere has found a solution!

PACE shares solutions to common environmental problems. Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Botswana is working with us to do just that. These grade 6 students from Morula Primary School from Selebi Phikwe in the north eastern part of Botswana visited the Mokolodi Nature Reserve Education Centre recently. The Educators took them on a field trip around the park, where they saw and learned first hand about soil erosion and the efforts that Mokolodi Nature Reserve is making to control it. Seeing how [...]

By |2019-10-06T16:18:06+01:00October 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Empowering rural youth with competencies to shape a more sustainable future for themselves.

The Environmental Education Association Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference holds next week in South Africa.  We are very proud that a presentation on the successful application of PACE with rural communities in Zimbabwe has been selected to share with EEASA delegates. The conference brings together a significant and influential section of formal and informal education stakeholders from the region.  EEASA is hugely valuable as a meeting place for practitioners and policy makers ranging from field educators to government education and conservation ministry [...]

By |2019-10-06T15:56:35+01:00October 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Empowering rural youth with competencies to shape a more sustainable future for themselves.

Mainstreaming Conservation Education

The new PACE Educators Guide shows teachers how conservation education can both make their job easier and enhance student learning.  Conservation and environmental education can make the learning process, whether in early childhood, primary or secondary, in science, arts, social studies or project work more meaningful and improve outcomes.  PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) thereby supports core teaching and learning while simultaneously building conservation values - win : win for schools, learners and conservation. Appreciating this, the Kariba District Schools Inspector, [...]

By |2019-10-03T18:55:49+01:00October 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women in Conservation

"I finally met the famous Black Mambas Anti-poaching Unit!" When Palloma Pachiti, PACE Champion and expert educator in Zimbabwe kindly reviewed drafts of the new PACE educational materials earlier this year, she was excited to read about the Black Mambas from South Africa.  Palloma runs the Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre in the Midlands of Zimbabwe.  What she read about the Black Mamba's work immediately inspired her to add new dimensions to her own projects with communities in Zimbabwe. We were [...]

By |2019-10-01T15:29:46+01:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building Conservation Education Capacity in Zimbabwe

Experts from Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre (SCEC) and the Kariba REDD+ Project in Zimbabwe came together for a PACE training at SCEC the 19th - 21st August.   It was designed and facilitated by SCEC Manager and PACE Champion, Palloma Pachiti.  Palloma has been supporting Kariba REDD+ in their Conservation Education for more than a year and both sides were keen to train up a resource person on the Kariba staff. Charles Khumalo, pictured right, heads a team of rangers [...]

PACE helping teachers deliver Environment & Sustainability Education across Africa

The United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals set a new direction for education, and to their great credit governments across Africa have engaged the process. Most African governments now expect their schools to address the Education for Sustainable Development frameworks. Education for sustainable development (or Environment & Sustainability Education) is about the content people learn, its relevance, how it’s linked to global challenges and how learners develop competences to address these challenges in a sustainable way. However, adapting new theories, knowledge [...]

By |2019-09-06T13:16:38+01:00September 5th, 2019|Education, Environment, School, Sustainability, Uganda|0 Comments

Thanks to DHL – delivering conservation education materials to teachers on the ground.

Huge thanks to DHL for their ongoing support getting PACE educational materials to hardworking teachers and conservation projects across Africa - nearly 90kg of PACE packs were delivered to partners in Cameroon, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe in the last week. Laure Diffomene, one of the recipients in Cameroon works with UNAFAS and the EEC, she is a geography teacher in the western highlands of Cameroon. Laure is based in Nkongsamba, at the foot of the volcanic Mount Manengouba. Rainforest on the [...]

Conservation Education – Making a Difference

Results from surveys conducted earlier this year and in 2017 confirm that Tusk’s PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) programme is in great demand and is making a real difference to conservation efforts on the ground. Tusk’s PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) programme provides conservation education materials and training for schools, colleges and organisations across Africa, and introduces practical solutions to solve local environmental problems. Since 2004 it has reached more than 600,000 people across 34 countries, through the free distribution of [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:46:10+01:00July 24th, 2019|PACE Impact Report|0 Comments

Young people influencing local conservation practices in Zimbabwe

Conservation drama (Midlands – Zimbabwe).   Students from three schools performed drama shows to an audience of parents, peers, the local councillor and guests from the Ministry of Education at Rhino Zibagwe Secondary school recently. The young people were sharing their ideas on ways to live in harmony with local wildlife. It was an initiative of Sebakwe Conservation & Education Centre who use PACE materials and drama as ‘edutainment’ - learning and entertainment at the same time. It has special appeal, [...]

By |2019-06-21T16:37:03+01:00May 17th, 2019|Drama, School, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Children in West Africa are active in the battle against climate change & environmental degradation

Children in Buea, West Cameroon are living in a war zone - schools are frequently closed and gun fire ('popcorn') is common, but the children are finding time and motivation to take action against climate change and environemtal degradation. Buea is 800 m above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Cameroon, an active volcano and biodiversity hotspot that rises from a coast that receives >11m of rainfall per year to an arid summit at 4090m. The highest mountain in west [...]

By |2019-06-04T13:56:46+01:00May 8th, 2019|Cameroon, Climate Change, Education, School|0 Comments