There is no better way to foster an appreciation and understanding of wildlife than to expose individuals to wildlife first hand. This is even more so for the rural children and communities with whom we work; all of who live within 15 km of the boundaries of Savé Valley Conservancy or Gonarezhou National Park, but most who have never seen wildlife or the protected areas.
Our four-day long field courses are coordinated and run by wildlife enthusiasts and professionals (retired parks warden and professional guides) who have a wealth of experience with youth camps, expertise and knowledge of the bush, and an excellent rapport with children. The field trips are always a great success full of enjoyable activities and meaningful lessons, including; bush walks and drives, learning about local tree and animal species, bush survival skills, snake identification and first aid, watermanship, demonstrations of practical field-research techniques and team-building and leadership development exercises.
Through in situ practical demonstrations, interactive exercises and inspirational talks (from e.g. the anti-poaching units, camp managers, scouts etc.) we aim to instil an appreciation and understanding of the natural world and current conservation challenges, and provide a direct link between the preservation of wildlife areas and community benefit (employment opportunities, education initiatives, tourism benefits etc.).