Easton and Otley College students target return for more volunteering at South Africa conservation project
- Credit: Archant
Students from Easton and Otley College who carried out conservation work with rhinos in South Africa this year are hoping to return for more volunteering.
Animal, science and welfare students visited the Mankwe wildlife reserve earlier this year as part of the college’s annual trip, and featured the students learning about the problem of rhino poaching, grass management, carry out insect surveys and set up observational cameras.
Denise Gibson, course leader, said: “Some of our learners have already confirmed that they would like to return to South Africa in the future as volunteers.
“This has successfully happened in previous years. In fact current member of staff, Layla Sharpe, has been back to the reserve on several occasions.
“We arrange this trip because we believe that this can help our students gain a real edge to their CVs when they start looking at their career options.”
Work is already underway to organise next year’s visit by second year students.
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