SafariSense provides an opportunity for students to experience and interact with the wonders of our natural and cultural heritage and to explore the importance of its conservation. For us, it is important that children, who are the future custodians of our environment, take charge as conservation ambassadors.
The Kids & Parks project provides learners and teachers with the opportunity to expand their learning environment in a national park, which, for many, entails a first time point of access to some of Kenya’s prized national assets.
The project gives learners the chance to explore our biological and ecological diversity and understand their place in the natural and cultural world. By visiting national parks and engaging in hands on experiences with the endemic flora and fauna, the students learn about ecology, natural history, and the importance of caring for the natural habitat.
The project also aims to enhance cultural resource management and indigenous knowledge, significantly for students drawn from local communities close to the parks, thus bridging the sense of alienation between the two, as well as strengthening relationships leading to a bigger support for conservation.