The Environmental Education (EE) program allows students to learn about Indonesia’s most endangered animals. They have the opportunity to join the growing work of animal care and take home the information to raise the awareness of Indonesian wildlife in their community. The program aims to increase if a gain of knowledge regarding animal conservation, environmental values and welfare can change perceptions, attitudes and behaviour towards animals.
Australia International School visited Cikananga Wildlife Center for the first time to undertake The EE Program. They wanted to learn how the center has nursed animal from an illegal captivity that houses animals for pets, to a center-based conservation organization. Students became engaged in the Don’t Keep Wild Animal as a Pet campaign through outing activities in working with our animal keepers. Our volunteer helped the education team with making guidance for the students during the group events taking place in animal park.
Through the program, students also learn about how to care animals that ongoing rehabilitated in the center by feeding on the enrichment methods and performing the green effort with providing leaves and branches inside the socialization cage. In the last of activities they had an opportunity to conduct the evaluation and sharing the experience from Cikananga team.