Cheetah Conservation Botswana Education department organized and conducted a bush camp for Itekeng JSS in Ghanzi from the 07th to 9th September 2012. The bush camp was held at CCB Ghanzi camp at the Tiisano Education Centre. The objectives of the bush camp were to motivate and inspire students and teachers to develop positive attitudes towards the environment and conservation issues including predator conservation, to provide knowledge on emerging environmental issues through various presentations and to share ideas and experiences with the visiting school on matters concerning conservation. The lessons were based on wildlife conservation, environmental issues, and livestock management issues. There were also lessons on climate change mitigation measures focusing on water, energy, waste, manufacturing/ development and forests.
The bush camp was filled with learner-centered lessons whereby students did group presentations to CCB staff, their teachers and their peers. There was an essay competition for the students and the top 3 essay winners were awarded gifts, courtesy of CCB and they were granted that opportunity to present their essays to their fellow students and teachers. We also had a bird walk, campfire activity where students shared jokes, songs and games and, to spice up their bush time, they had the chance to watch a movie and swimming pool time. Some students also made drawings during their free time for CCB.