WildlifeDirect plans to take 3000 children from public primary schools across the country to national parks and reserves. Through day trips and camping expeditions, children will be engaged with research and activity books to educate them about nature and wildlife and be inspired to treasure and act to conserve it.
Environmental conservation education is not part of the school curriculum in Kenya. Many children, especially those from low income households, have neither seen wildlife nor visited the national parks and reserves. This makes it difficult for children to foster curiosity and enjoy experiential learning. WildlifeDirect recognizes the need for children to engage with wildlife at a young age and targets all public primary schools in the country through our Wildlife Warriors Kids Program.
WildlifeDirect considers the wilderness as a vital outdoor classroom and has developed the Wildlife Warriors Kids Program; that integrates many subjects while creating a life-changing experience for the children. These experiences include camping, expeditions, park visits, and projects involving citizen science while, engaging with children through learning materials such as research and activity books with the aim of educating them about nature and wildlife.
Environmental education will unlock creativity and a passion for exploration at a young age, benefiting children. It will nurture a positive behavior change to take responsibility for the environment and promote sustainability. The children will learn how to work within their communities and contribute to devising innovative solutions to matters affecting the environment, conservation, and human-wildlife conflict. Environmental education will inspire a generation of wildlife warriors.