Inspiring Kids Who Care
Coaching Conservation offers learners, aged 10-13, a chance to participate in one of our multi-faceted educational experiences, informed by more than 20 years of natural and social scientific research under the umbrella of the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. Our proprietary Learning From Wildlife Model ensures kids keep having fun at the same time as they are motivated to learn.
In the course of each program, children interact with three mentors: their virtual animal coach, an educator and a trained soccer coach. Coaching Conservation offers a variety of bespoke programs in both South Africa and Botswana, and each year we welcome more children to join our community of Kids Who Care.
Every year for the last decade, we have gathered hundreds of Grade 5 learners together with educators and soccer coaches from around the world, to host an amazing five day bush experience, followed by the Coaching Conservation annual day camp.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Our flagship after school program targeted at Grade 5 learners; it takes place over 20 hours spread across six weeks, including a full day in the bush.
GRADE 6 CONTINUE TO CARE PROGRAM
Our Grade 6 program offers a chance to revisit students who have attended one of our Grade 5 programs and reiterate our Respect messages with new animal mentors. The kids are left with a conservation challenge and encouraged to let us know how they get on.
GRADE 7 WILDLIFE WALK & AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
A special full day in the bush for a select group of extraordinary kids – wildlife champions from previous programs who have demonstrated the enthusiasm needed to become CC ambassadors within their own communities.
RAPID AWARENESS PROGRAMS
A rhino-focused program designed to teach a wide audience the key ecological facts and conservation challenges faced by Africa’s two rhino species.
Our hugely popular and always impactful full day Bush RAP includes time in a game reserve, offering an unforgettable wildlife experience together with Learning From Wildlife activities led by our coaching staff.
A vulture-focused program that offers a chance to examine the key threats to our critically endangered vulture species, the role they play in maintaining our own health and what kids can do to help them.
Most of our programs include a bush experience, where children are able to have what is often their first encounter with wildlife inside a protected area. This experience is often the spark that ignites real interest in the natural world and is the foundation for our belief that such personal experiences are the best way to create a meaningful relationship with nature – a reason to care.