The Environmental Education Campsite, PAWS (People And Wildlife Solutions) provides a base for hands-on practical study within the very environment that is at the heart of discussion!
Based in beautiful and life changing surroundings, the experiences at camp can be hugely significant to a young person’s perception of The Wild, and the wildlife who call it home.
AfriCat Head Quarter
The 200 Km² Okonjima Nature Reserve provides a jaw dropping back drop to the AfriCat HQ environmental education camp, and enables the students to see large carnivores and prey species personally.
This sees university students taking advantage of the opportunity to experience ‘Island-bound Conservation’, and to absorb the message in situ.
Walking and sleeping in the bush, star gazing, night walks, sunrise|sunset walks, camp fires, game drives, learning about the flora and fauna, slide shows, periods of solitude and reflection, all contribute to this as being a formative experience – all building on the core message of wildlife conservation with emphasis on predator awareness and understanding.
Perivoli Okonjima Country School
Okonjima’s ‘early years’ Education
Okonjima Lodge supports and provides early schooling for the children of staff working within the Okonjima Nature Reserve.
The Perivoli Okonjima Country School aims to provide the best possible introductory schooling for Kindergarteners through to Grade 4, with a strong environmental bias.
Research shows that this early education is critical to a child’s development, and it is with this springboard that these children will enter mainstream schooling – with an underpinning of environmental awareness.
Together with this strong foundation and a focus on environmental education guided by AfriCat, their parents’ work and working environment will help to cement these children’s perception of the importance of wildlife, especially large predators, in the ecosystem.