LOT's Conservation Education programme welcomes local, national and international schools aand Universities.
Thirty local schools are currently taking part in the Conservation Education programme. We offer children the opportunity to learn about the importance and benefits of protecting their local marine environments and all its inhabitants. We believe that an effective education programme combined with the incentive for the next geration to 'Love Their Local Ocean' could make a dramatic positive impact on the future of the marine environment.
These are just some of the topics our school's programme includes:
- sea turtle conservation
- coral reef ecology and protection
- mangrove ecology and protection
- the endangered marine species of Kenya
- anti-poaching awareness
- the hazards of marine debris and pollution
- field trips to the mangroves and coral gardens.
We run a Kenyan University Intern programme every year to facilitate and support sudent's reasearch into various aspects of our work. In addition to this we host several international university groups and interns.
We have a dedicated staff position for Data & Research for Kenyan Aquatic Science graduates. So far two of our Staff have gone overseas to do Masters’ degrees and PHD’s in marine related subjects. We are very proud of them!
Local Ocean Marine Scout Programme
Every Saturday morning our Local Ocean Marine Scouts arrive. These children have been nominated for our programme for their hard work at school and their passion for the environment.
Everything we do with our Local Ocean Marine Scouts is designed with fun in mind. We teach these children a varied programme of classroom based learning, field trips, sea turtle conservation and rehabilitation work, and basic scientific field studies. We try to instil an understanding of general and marine conservation and its importance for the future. They are given the opportunity to participate in several of our programmes and we hope that they will become the conservationists of the future.
We are developing this programme to incorporate older children and it is our aim for all of our Scouts to have a recognised qualification by the time they leave us.
How can you help?
Join us for an Eco Visit or hold a fundraiser! Any help in helping the future of these children and conservation is gratefully received.