THE CAMBODIAN WILDLIFE CLUB
The Wildlife Club Program is designed to build a new generation of nature lovers and future conservation leaders in Cambodia. A Full-Semester Wildlife Club consists of 10 world-class lessons on a broad range of wildlife, science and conservation topics, as well as a Nature Discovery Expedition for a truly engaging learning experience.
Building Future Conservation Leaders
Our Wildlife Club is designed to educate and inspire future nature lovers and conservation leaders. Through world-class education we build a foundation of knowledge and environmental awareness needed for conservation to succeed.
Inquiry & Discovery Based Learning
lessons are designed using international learning standards and teaching methods. These fun and engaging programs are designed around inquiry-based learning that encourages development of teamwork and critical thinking skills.
High Quality Resources & Biofacts
Our programs provide a fun and engaging learning experience unlike anything available in Cambodia, and include interactive media presentations, student-led activities, bio-facts, field expeditions, and well-developed teaching resources.
EXPLORE OUR LESSONS
1) Intro to Biodiversity
The fundamentals of biodiversity, starting with a basic understanding of living organisms and species. Students build a list of 8 characteristics of life and explore the many benefits of biodiversity.
2) Animal Diversity
After an intro to taxonomy. Then groups explore clues to identifies and share the characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. The lessons ends with a taxonomy relay race.
3) Animal Needs & Adaptations
After an introduction to animal habitats, students learn to build suitable habitats including food, water shelter and mates. Then groups compete to build the animal adaptations board to identify behavioral and physical adaptations. Students also infer adaptations by making observations of several different animals skulls.
4) Biomes of the World
Before learning more about Cambodian biodiversity and ecosystems, lessons 4 introduces 13 major biomes around the world. Student groups work together to build a biome board to identify the characteristics, ecosystems and biodiversity from different bio-regions around planet Earth, and then share their findings with their classmates.
5) Cambodian Biodiversity
This lessons introduces the IUCN Animal Classification System and Red List for endangered species. Then students work together to identify and categorize over 50 different Cambodian wild animals species.
6) Cambodian Ecosystems
Students work to return Cambodia's native wildlife into 8 ecosystems across the country, from the Dry Forests to Mangrove Swamps. Along the way students gather habitat resources and conservation awards.
7) Primates of Cambodia
Cambodia is home to 11 primate species. In this lessons, students rotate through stations and explore the characteristics that unite all primates before competing in a trivia game on Cambodia's primate species.
8) Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Students explore a wide range of vital natural processes by building several interactive activity boards on the water cycle, pollination and seed dispersal, the nutrient cycle, plant photosynthesis and more.
9) Threats to Biodiversity
Students work in teams to identify the various threats facing biodiversity around the wold including pollution, habitat loss, invasive species and over-hunting. It ends with a brief overview of Cambodia's threats.
10) Conservation in Cambodia
This lessons is divided into two parts. In part one, students share info on conservation projects and initiatives in Cambodia, before an interactive activity on how to apply conservation practices into their daily lives.
Our lessons are introductory. They work best for high school or university students with no prior training in environmental education or wildlife science. We can easily adapt our lessons for students of any age and background. Lessons are available in either English or Khmer.
Each program is designed to run for 1.5 hours and includes classroom actives and often outdoor games or challenges. We ask schools to allow a 2 hour window. This allows us additional time to respond to student questions or add additional activities.
Fauna in Focus provides all required AV setup and transport to and from your school. Access to power is highly beneficial as each program is designed with an accompanying, interactive media-based presentation, and often includes videos.
Single Program - $250
Want to see what are programs are all about? Browse our Wildlife Club lessons and choose a lesson that fits your current curriculum.
Semester Series - $1,500
For the full impact and a big discount, sign up for a semester series and give your students a unique opportunity to build a real passion for nature.
RE-CONNECTING PEOPLE & NATURE
We are developing a selection of education-focused field expeditions to bring student groups into wild landscapes across Cambodia. These programs will help bring people into closer contact with nature. On our Nature Discovery Expeditions, students study wildlife in its natural setting and learn about conservation from wildlife experts in many different fields, and complete special program activities and challenges. Contact us if you would like to arrange a expedition.