We along with CCF's senior ecologist Matti attended the annual Namibian Environmental Educators Network (NEEN) conference on April 24th-27th, 2014 in Swakopmund. We were able to do some important networking and meet some amazing fellow environmental educators in Namibia. My fellow colleagues and their various environmental projects inspired me to push forward. I was able to learn more about the Namibian education system and some of the other climate & human-wildlife conflict problems we face in other areas of the country, such as coastal degradation and acidification and obstacles to educating out of school youth.
I presented a power point presentation based on a paper about adapting curriculum for climate change topics at the conference. Mark Etheridge, an ecologist at CCF assisted me in writing a great paper about cheetahs, the work of CCF, climate changes we are facing in our area, and how to better engage learners in theses sometimes over-whelming topics.
Myself, Bobby and Matti enjoyed getting away for a few days and going to the coast. We were able to spend time with some great ex-CCF staff and find out what they are up to these days. We also got to visit the Walvis Bay Lagoon with flamingos, hike up Dune 7 and enjoy some wonderfully fresh seafood!