Africa

Teachers and students take their learning home

  The battle against covid continues. In November SCEC (Sebakwe Conservation & Education Centre) in Zimbabwe's Midlands reached out to ten primary schools in their area, encouraging hand washing and the use of face masks among teachers and students.   "One of our objectives was to increase hand washing points in the schools, especially at the entrance into the schools, at the toilet blocks, and near entrances into the classrooms.  None of the schools had hand washing points at their toilets."   Some [...]

Careers in Conservation – Marketing & Communications

Conservation depends on people with all manner of backgrounds, skills and interests. Take Ivy, TUSK's Programmes Coordinator. Ivy grew up in Kenya's Rift Valley region and studied Business and IT in Nairobi - “I was an intern at an advertising agency. I saw an advertisement for a job at a Conservancy and it seemed like an interesting opportunity, so I took the leap without having any experience in the field! Luckily, it paid off.  I've now had four different employers in [...]

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Mushroom cultivation

PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) shares environmental success stories, practical ways in which people are addressing their common environmental problems. The PACE pack is a set of multi-media educational materials about issues confronting people as they lead their lives across Africa. The Action sheets provide practical information to help people to put solutions into practice. Our next, new Action sheet is about Mushroom Cultivation. It was written by FOREP - Forests, Resources and People, a group in Limbe, Cameroon that learnt [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

PACE Lockdown ‘VOCAB’

The 'Vocab' word for this week is " Z O O  N O S E S " The gentle animal in the picture is not a zoonose.  But today is the 50th international Earth day, a day to think about the wildlife, ecosystems and all living inhabitants of our planet - their combined health, security and long term well being. We are also in the middle of a global pandemic. The two make this word especially topical, and the picture very [...]