Ruma National Park and S.E.E.K.

 

P1110248Ruma  National Park -S.E.E.K. Packages are available for School Groups and others:

Suba Environmental Education of Kenya is able to facilitate school groups and others in their visit to Ruma National Park just 17 km away, providing accommodation prior to or after their visit. The S.E.E.K. kitchen can prepare packed lunches and drinks for a picnic in Ruma’s beautiful picnic area. A tour of the park takes the greater part of a day, and Ruma and S.E.E.K. both provide educational films and teachings on conservation.

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For more information about Ruma: http://www.kws.org/parks/parks_reserves/RUNP.html

Station on Ecology Teaching Trail: The Micro Habitat of the Sycamore Fig Tree

30 students and 2 teachers can be accommodated at  Kiboko Camp on the shores of Lake Victoria.          SEEK also has an Ecological Teaching Trail, Orienteering Course,  Demonstration Gardens, and Natural History Museum.

Besides accommodation, S.E.E.K. is able to provide a variety of activities that teach about the environment. Children and youth learn through outdoor studies, games, and hands on activities that link the classroom instruction of the Kenyan syllabus with solving environmental challenges in the real world.

One hour to one day programs can be scheduled as well as 3 to 4 day camps. Adventure Hikes for groups of 10 or less can also be organized for the day or over night on local mountains, with spectacular views of the lake.

Activities include bird watching /bird studies, soil studies, water studies

Topics include:

  • Competition and bio diversity
  • Appropriate Technologies Solar power and water purification
  • Disease Pathways and How to Block Them:  AIDS and Prevention/Malaria/Cholera/Typhoid/Bilharzia/Sanitation
  • Agriculture Demonstration of appropriate farming techniques / Milk goats and chickens
  • Agro-forestry/tree nursery / Trees and their uses
  • Nutrition
  • Orienteering and compass work
  • Water and Lake Victoria:  Pollution, water borne diseases, purification, sanitation, ecology of lake systems and water study
  • Interdependence of biotic and abiotic natural resources: Adaptation/Animal Studies/Ornithology/Food chains and Webs

              Biblical Environmental Education for Sustainable Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Camp accommodates up to 32 people. 5 cabins, six per cabin, with bunk beds, and one cabin with two single beds. (30 students plus 2                                                                             teachers).

 

Guest House has three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, and lounge. Self-catering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMPSITE SCENES

Environment Camps

Three to four day environmental education camps for Kenyan schools, elementary or secondary  students with their teachers. To equip them with developmental skills, specifically including training in conservation, the environment, agro forestry, soil erosion, environmental education agriculture, appropriate technologies and a Biblical worldview.

Biblical Environmental Education

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 Children and youth learning through fun, games, & hands on activities that include

Exploration, Inquiry, Research, Problem Solving, Experience

And SERVICE

Using the understanding of God’s Natural Principles To Solve Real World Problems.

 

Camp experience for Kenyan school children include:

  • Morning worship/devotions
  • Team building activities
  • Worldview and necessity of absolute values
  • Biblical understanding of creation care
  • Interdependence of living and nonliving resources
  • Pollution and its effects on people, animals, and the land with site visits
  • Health issues: AIDS,  hygiene, malaria
  • Sustainable and intensive vegetable gardening
  • Soil conservation and soil study
  • Importance of trees / agroforestry
  • Creativity
  • Learning along a nature trail
  • Appropriate technology
  • Visits to Kakamega RainForest andRumaNational Park
  • Videos on environmental issues and creation
  • Participate inLake Victorianatural resource management
  • Children initiate projects in their communities, & our staff follow-up

 

  • Agro-forestry
  • Aquaponics
  • Composting- Lost soil can be restored through composting.
  • Erosion ControlWe have seen a loss of soil inKenya by people plowing downhill. Much topsoil is lost through the overuse or eradication of basal covering, causing run-off of rain water and soil erosion.