Education

New PACE workbook

The latest PACE resource, co-produced with VulPro and the Southern Africa Wildlife College, celebrates the work of young conservationists in clubs we partnered with last year.  We were thrilled and inspired by the artwork they shared with us: poems, stories, anecdotes, drawings and painting, sent by students and their teachers, some from VulCha and other school clubs, some from kids who'd made school excursions or just had a class on wildlife.  The creativity is inspiring, the insight, understanding and compassion is [...]

Conservation and sustainability education steaming ahead in Zimbabwe

The new school year (it starts in January) is well under way in Zimbabwe, as is the 2024 Eco Club run by the Ecological Custodians Foundation at Chiswene primary in the south western low veld!     Di Drummond a founder of EGF wrote that  "We have UZ (University of Zimbabwe) students Delma & Eugene taking the classes this year. The new batch of children are very keen, and its exciting to see how this work continues to go onwards and [...]

PACE in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has vast areas of wild land, amazing ecosystems that are important habitat for African wildlife: lion, cheetah, leopard, painted dogs, elephant, buffalo, a plethora of herbivores, bird and aquatic life.     Some of these areas are protected, many are not.  In almost all, there is a need for conservation and sustainability education – to help people better understand the pressures they and the modern world put on the natural  environment, and how we can live well, more sustainably, and [...]

PACE Action sheets now available in Portuguese

Selected PACE action sheets are now available in Portuguese. Action sheets share simple solutions that people have used to solve their everyday, environmental problems.   Living with wildlife titles in Portuguese include: Monitoring human wildlife conflict, Reducing crop raiding by elephants, Protecting against primates, Protecting livestock against predators, a Chili growing guide, and Elephant dung paper.  Energy topics include: Reducing kitchen smoke, Fuel savers, Improved stoves, Smoke hoods, Solar cooking, Make your own solar cooker, Make a fire-less hay-box cooker, and Planting [...]

Getting kids onto computers!

  In May last year we wrote about the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) at Lewa Wildlife conservancy in Kenya.  As a PACE hub the DLP created a PACE channel (containing all the PACE content) on the Kolibri software they use, and made this available to schools, 23 in total, that they support in the area around Lewa conservancy.  DLP  helped the schools acquire tablets and smart boards, created school intranets, digitised curriculum material and additional content like PACE and loaded it [...]

Newly qualified Vulture experts at Makuleke!

  In April we produced a series of four 'webinars' with VulPro.  The webinar recordings were used as the first introductory sessions for a club, the VulPro Vulture Club, that has been meeting in Makuleke cultural centre, on alternate Saturdays since.   Makuleke is at the northern end of Kruger National Park in South Africa. The club members are youngsters from nearby schools, and it's been organised by the Makuleke Park manager and led by his Conservation educators, Rhulani and Mika. [...]

Ecological custodians on weekend Camp in south west Zimbabwe.

  PACE is proud to be assisting the Ecological Custodians Foundation in south western Zimbabwe. Di Drummond, with help from volunteers and interns has been assisting local schools for years, including Jopempe, Mlelezi and Chiswene schools.   We 're very pleased that PACE materials they received this year have been helpful - providing content, ideas for activities and reading material as ECF started establishing and getting Eco clubs up and running in the area.   ECF ran a first weekend camp for the [...]

By |2023-08-08T12:15:59+01:00August 8th, 2023|Conservation Education, Education, Environment, ESD, PACE, TUSK, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

A poem written by one of our students !

  Wildlife Action Group Malawi is a non-profit organization that works with local communities and the Malawian Government to protect wild areas and the wildlife that live there. They are directly responsible for two forest reserves, Thuma and Dedza Salima Escarpment in central Malawi. The reserves total over 520 km2 , and are key water catchments and rich in biodiversity.  The WAG education team visit primary and secondary schools around the reserves on a regular monthly basis: they are improving school [...]

Learning outside the classroom – make a simple donation, with big impact.

  We were so pleased to get this donation of gardening equipment to the students at Lokusero primary school in Kenya. Huge thanks to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy's  education team for making the delivery. The learners have been trying to cultivate a garden but in recent dry years they’ve been up against elephants that learned how to access their rainwater collection tanks.  After suffering considerable destruction ( broken gutters, damaged tanks, trampled ground) the school recently received fencing to keep the [...]

Conservation education, Makuleke, South Africa

Last month, along with the RISE unit at Southern Africa Wildlife College and VulPro, we organised a series of four webinars to raise Vulture awareness in and around Kruger National Park in South Africa. Vulture numbers in Kruger are low, and poisoning events like one last year that killed 120 birds are having catastrophic impact.  The Makuleke Park Manager, Aubrey Maluleke, works alongside SANParks running a community owned, community run area within Kruger National Park. He included his educators in the [...]

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