Environmental Education

The purpose of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation education programme is to support children and young people to become effective advocates for wildlife conservation and biodiversity’.

There are 1.8 billion children and young people in the world today. Their impact on the local communities they live in is sometimes underestimated and underutilised. Many organisations are realising that children and young people are an untapped resource to advocate for change in habitat loss and biodiversity.  You can book free sessions from us that are designed to help your students develop the skills and knowledge to become effective advocates for wildlife. Our talks and workshops have the following key features:

  • Each talk still contains lots of information about the species we support and will cover aspects of the science, geography and PSHE curriculum depending on what you opt for.
  • Your children will meet a cast of real people that are working in wildlife conservation across Africa and Asia and stories about the animals we protect.
  • Our talks articulate the lived experience of the people around national parks in Africa and Asia. What is it like to have a tiger or an elephant in your back garden?
  • We have now embedded aspects of dialogic pedagogy in our talks to help the children practice speaking and listening in group settings.

Get in touch at education@davidshepherd.org if you would like more information. The links below show some of the ways DSWF is engaging with UK school children and vulnerable communities in Africa and Asia, and how your school or child can get get involved with conservation and learn more about what we do.