Great Plains has launched the Great Plains Earth Academy to provide personal and community enrichment opportunities for individuals living alongside wildlife.
The Great Plains Earth Academy provides vocational training and supplemental education with a conservation and tourism focus to youth and adults living alongside Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The goals of the Earth Academy are to improve participants’ understanding of their local environment and wildlife, promote conservation and sustainability, and invest in the skill and capacity of the local community and workforce. We plan to grow the initiative beyond Botswana to include programs and courses in Kenya and Zimbabwe and to offer scholarships and bursaries for secondary and tertiary educational opportunities in fields such as conservation biology and environmental science.
Focusing on capacity building and vocational training linked to tourism, the Great Plains Earth Academy has big plans for the future and high aspirations for all its students. A gift of $1,500 supports the cost of hosting a training or course.