World Pangolin Day Celebrations – Bobirwa, Botswana

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) aims to expose children to their natural heritage, in an effort to promote conservation and awareness around the environment. CITW believes that it is vitally important to observe and celebrate important world environmental days, which focus on endangered and threatened species, and pertinent environmental topics such as water, climate change, and deforestation to name a few. Each important environmental day is celebrated and marked with a structured lesson plan around the topic.

World Pangolin Day is celebrated each year on the 16th of February. Our Eco-Clubs in the Bobirwa Region in Botswana created these beautiful pangolins out of mud and clay.

This was part of the lesson developed specifically for this very important day. After a theory lesson on pangolins, including an in-depth discussion on why they are endangered and what the children could possibly do to help conserve them, they had to create a pangolin from natural materials. The outcome was beautiful!

Read all about other World Environmental Days we’ve celebrated below. his year promises to be a busy one with regard to important environmental days, with lesson plans being developed for at least three of these important days each month.