Research and Education is the key to Conservation…
We can, we should and…we must teach our children to live in a world that values all living creatures, great and small.
A personal message from Peter Lang, Safari West founder…
“By teaching conservation through education, we create awareness. If you leave here with only one realization – that what we have on earth is perishable and we are what is making it perishable – that’s good enough for me.”
Each year, over 10,000 schoolchildren visit Safari West on field trips. For many students Safari West is the first, and often times the only, experience they will have with interactive wildlife conservation. These are no ordinary field trips. Students from K-12 are educated about the animals at Safari West with a curriculum that is in accordance with the California State Science Standards during their 90 minute interactive safari experience.
The more children know about animals, the more they appreciate them and want them to be around for the future…which is our ultimate educational goal: to generate positive support for conservation. We are currently shaping how future generations view, learn about and live with all creatures, great and small, with whom we share our planet. To arrange a school field trip, please contact our guest services.
Safari West Wildlife Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization currently exploring grant opportunities for its science education program and conservation/research projects. For more information for educators and other educational opportunities, please visit the Safari West Wildlife Foundation website.
Nancy and Peter Lang believe in supporting lifelong learning. Their program objectives are: 1) to broaden educational curriculum for grades K-6; 2) to develop educational curriculum for grades 7-12; and 3) to develop educational programming for seniors. The proposed curriculum will educate all ages about the importance of conservation.
Due to human impacts on the environment, conservation is an ever-changing necessity in our world today. Education is an important factor in order to equip our youth, families, and elders with the tools and knowledge necessary to help conservation efforts in increasing endangered species populations, decrease waste, conserve energy and water, and decrease our human footprint on the natural world.