CITW Botswana will be running a Conservation Science Camp for rural girls in Eretsha village from April 18 -23 2021.
The camp, which is part of a one-year project funded by the US Embassy in Botswana, is intended to encourage and empower school-going girls in rural areas to develop their interest in environmental conservation, and to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)-related subjects so that they continue into environmental and STEM-based tertiary degrees and career trajectories.
During the camp, 30 girls from Ngambao Community Junior Secondary School in Seronga will participate in workshops and discussions focusing on nature, biodiversity and environmental conservation, using scientific methods to conduct mini-researches and investigations. The camps will be co-ordinated and run by an all-women team of ecologists, scientists and conservationists, including the Wilderness Safaris Botswana Environmental team, as well as a team of volunteers.
The team will also mentor the girls and provide information on taking up careers in environmental and STEM-related fields. Other activities on the camp will include life skills and leadership talks, team projects and nature walks.
Report by Moalosi Lebekwe – CITW Botswana Programme Co-ordinator