Education at the Colobus Trust

A major part of what the Colobus Trust does is raise awareness through our educational program. On average 1,200   local school children from 33 different schools will visit the trust every year. In just the last two weeks alone, six school groups have visited the Colobus Trust. The program aims to teach the students of all ages about the various problems facing the wildlife in Diani (with particular focus on the monkeys) and what we do to reduce these problems or their effects. The information session is followed by an eco-tour that takes them round the rehabilitation cages, the nature trail and the tree nursery. The excursion is rounded off by some beach games by the sea.

It’s great to have the opportunity to encourage children to get enthusiastic about what we do here. Hopefully by educating them about the environment they will learn to interact with it in a more thoughtful manner and encourage the community at large to help conserve Diani and its furry inhabitants.

The Colobus Team

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  1. Posted December 6, 2009 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Talking about educating kids, are you using ‘Come Find Me’ the environmental kids book based on Diani Forest as yet, or is it just on display, collecting funds for you slow and silently? How come no mention in this article?

  2. Posted December 10, 2009 at 4:15 am | Permalink

    I really liked your sick blog! The info you provide is well-done ! I think im gonna stick around and read about 4 of your posts. With gratitude

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