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 conservation, consider teacher training, it may be your way to make a difference.
Mary Molokwu, pictured above talking to a school environment club has helped create a new generation of conservation scientists in Liberia. Mary teaches in schools, and has also set up new courses, training programmes and education centres. She has won international awards for her work.
You can read more about Mary and her career in the PACE Careers in Conservation module.