A holistic approach to conservation training
On our campus in the Greater Kruger National Park, is the perfect classroom to provide working examples for our students to learn conservation theory and best practices in and out of the classroom. As part of ‘learning by doing’, we establish a cycle of innovation and development so our curriculum is constantly evolving. This means that through our various training programmes, we’re addressing current conservation training needs and shaping the conservation landscape of the future.
As a centre of specialisation in conservation education, training, and skills development, our approach is rooted in science, partnerships, and applied learning. Our Applied Learning Unit supports our efforts by facilitating monitoring, evaluation, research and application in all departments, enabling us to maintain our focus on real issues faced by students and practitioners in their work.
The benefits of this are that we are always:
- Teaching in a relevant, current and practical way
- Keeping up to date with relevant techniques in these fields
- Pioneering the improvement of techniques in these fields
- Publishing peer reviewed articles
- Documenting and sharing our learning
- Forging new and improved links with partners, other institutions and in the industry as a whole
We offer accredited courses, needs-based short courses, and tailor-made modules, as well as postgraduate research opportunities.