We connected with one of wildlife’s greatest and longstanding allies, the Wildlife Society of Southern Africa (WESSA). Now that’s exciting wouldn’t you agree?
“I’m not sure about this social media marketing!” was Russ’ response when I first introduced him to the work of Michael from M3NewMedia.
Now six months later Russ is a believer!
This connection all started with Michael sending out a tweet with a request for a contact in conservation academia. Craig, a senior lecturer at the University of Kwazulu Natal, KZN South Africa responded and introduced us via cyberspace to Dr Jim Taylor.
Imagine how surprised we were to find Dr. Taylor’s comment about the Celebrate Wildlife curriculum, “What you’re doing sounds brilliant”, in our inbox.
Dr Taylor is a world expert on environmental education (EE), curriculum development and development of environmental educational materials. He works for WESSA, and heads up ShareNet.
This joint effort will greatly enhance the efforts of the Celebrate Wildlife curriculum to be piloted in Imbali. The goal of Celebrate Wildlife is to save wildlife by inspiring high schoolers to pursue careers in wildlife conservation, eco tourism and other related and wildlife friendly careers.