The girls, aged between 16 and 18, participated in workshops and discussions focusing on nature, biodiversity, human-wildlife coexistence, and conservation of the Okavango Delta, using scientific methods to conduct mini-researches and investigations. Other activities included career guidance, life skills and leadership talks, and team projects. During their nature walks, the girls learnt how to set camera traps, use GPS tracking, and how a drone is used for environmental conservation purposes.
The camp was organised and run by a team of ecologists, scientists and conservationists, from the University of Oxford’s WildCRU, the Research Institute of the University of Botswana, and from Wilderness Safaris’ Environmental Department.
“CITW is focused on Environmental Education, life skills and leadership development for children in Botswana and Africa. By understanding the importance of conservation and its relevance to the lives of the next generation of decision-makers, we can inspire them to care for their natural heritage and to become the custodians of these areas in the future”, notes Moalosi.
The next camp will take place in August 2021, with two camps of 30 girls.