The ALERT Education Centre has begun its second group of lessons with students from the Mkoba 4 Primary School Grade 6 classes. Currently, students are learning all about the importance of conservation, what threatens animals and their habitats, as well as how we know when a species is under threat. The student’s enthusiasm for learning is wonderful to see; they eagerly put their hands up to answer questions and are quick to ask the teacher about anything they do not understand.
Earlier this month, Victor, who is part of the team at Antelope Park, joined the class to share his experiences as a Field Guide. He talked to the students about what had motivated him to become a Guide and the importance of his role within conservation. To the delight of the children, Victor had also taken along a selection of animal skulls which they were fascinated by.
You could join us as a Conservation Education Intern at the ALERT Education Centre in Gweru, Zimbabwe or at the University Times Training Institute in Arusha, Tanzania.