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Our Youth Conservation Leadership Program is a 20 day workshop designed to improve skills and capacities of a new generation of young conservation leaders in Cambodia. Applicants will be selected from local conservation organizations, student groups and environmental initiatives in Cambodia. Training will provide participants with intensive training sessions in many topics to build real-world practical skills as environmental leaders, educators, science communicators and community activists. There will be 4 main phases.
Foundations: a series of programs to build a basic foundation of knowledge on the current state of affairs on wildlife, nature and conservation efforts in Cambodia.
Leadership Skills: practical skills for young conservation leaders in project management, administration, web design, graphic design, photography and video, lesson planning and PowerPoint, public speaking, grant-writing and fundraising, marketing, social media management, G-suit and more.
Field Expeditions: a series of Nature Discovery Expeditions to learn some real-world wildlife science and monitoring techniques and put new skills to the test in the field, alongside local and foreign wildlife experts from many different fields.
Student Project: students will conclude the program by working with their team to put together a public outreach, education, media or training workshop with support from Fauna in Focus.
An introduction to wildlife, nature, science and conservation in Cambodia. This first phase is designed to make sure all our new leaders have a vital foundation of environmental and wildlife science knowledge, and a general awareness of both the problems and the conservation solutions being complimented across Cambodia.
The core of the program focuses on teacher training and leadership skill development. We will cover a broad range of topics and skills to empower our young conservation leaders. This will include lesson planning, graphic design, wildlife photography, social media, project planning, task management, grant writing, G Suit, public speaking, PowerPoint, and many other skills.
This phase brings our conservation leaders into nature alongside local wildlife experts from different fields. Students will gain practical skills in GPS, GIS, mapping and orienteering, camera trapping, animal behavior, wildlife monitoring and more. Students will gain valuable first hand field experiences at several different conservation sites across the country.
Student groups prepare their own public awareness or outreach campaign. This allows them to put all their new leadership skills to the test. Projects can take the form of media campaigns, public awareness events, training workshops, science classes and more.