Kudos to Wild Nature Institute's Education Coordinator James Madeli, who has been doing a great job integrating our 'Celebrating Africa's Giants' education program into the curriculum of primary and secondary schools in the Tarangire-Manyara region.
Our books and posters and hands-on activities make it fun to learn about giraffes, elephants, and rhinos - which is particularly important in the schools surrounding Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks where these animals live. The activities use the charismatic mega-herbivores to teach broader subjects as well, like mathematics, ecology, and language.
Our hope is these kids will become Tanzanian giraffe, elephant, and rhino heroes in their communities, and help protect these magnificent animals and the habitats they need to survive.
Huge thanks to James Madeli and Lise Levy, Wild Nature Institute's Education Consultant, for their excellent ongoing work with these schools. Of course, none of this is possible without generous financial support from our Celebrating Africa's Giants funders, especially The Living Desert, Columbus Zoo, Sacramento Zoo, Tulsa Zoo, Tierpark Berlin and Zoo Berlin, Quetzales Fund, and USAID!