As part of our conservation education programme, developed in partnership with Coventry University, our team based in Livingstone, Zambia, join the Conservation Club at Mukamusaba School each Wednesday afternoon from 3-5pm.
On the 17th of June Conservation Club members were divided into two groups that will swap over the following week. The first group were taken to the nearby Dambwa Forest where they had an opportunity to see the lions, and assist at the new tree nursery that has recently been completed (funded by The Woodspring Trust) as part of ALERT’s Forest Management program. Getting down to work the kids assisted staff and project volunteers to care for the germinating seeds and saplings of indigenous trees that had been planted in previous weeks. They then prepared new planting pots and carefully sowed new seeds in them. The second group remained at Mukamusaba are were given a lesson about seed germination that included a short quiz at the end to test their understanding.
If you would like to assist us to give conservation education classes, or help our forest management program, visit http://lionalert.org/page/join-us for a number of ways you can join the program.