Pangolin Education Program

Alongside the pangolin art awareness campaign running alongside One More Generation I have been developing a 4 hour education plan to make the final art installation more meaningful and is specifically for use in range countries. The idea is that it covers the topics of biology/ecology, maths, literacy and art, the resources are provided for local NGOs to adapt the program as they feel would suit the area they work in and are free to implement it.

An outline of the lessons objectives and activities are outlined below and all the resources are prepared reading for printing. There is a detailed plan available of how the each lesson runs.

Hour Subject area/Objectives Activities Resources
1 Science

·         Identify morphological features of the pangolin.

·         Illustrate how the pangolin is adapted to its environment.

·         Describe why a pangolin is important to have in our forests.

Quiz – basic facts.

Card sort – adaptation to its use. Match feature to adaptation.

Write a letter describe what the forest is like now all the pangolins have been poached.

Videos and photographs.

Booklet to be used for the whole workshop.

Clues for the quiz.

Card sort.

2 Maths

·         Interpret facts about pangolin poaching from Nepal.

·         Design a pictograph using pangolin stamps.

Reading data

Creating a graph(s)

Rulers and pencils.

Compasses and protractors.

Pangolin stamps and ink pads.

Pangolin facts.

3 Literacy

·         Identify what is good about a children’s book.

·         Recall the English for important key words.

·         Write a short story/paragraph about a pangolin on an adventure somewhere in Nepal.

Reading the story.

Flash cards of key words. See if they can remember the English words. Play a game with words and actions.

Writing a story.

Copies of the book both A Pangolin Tale.

Flashcards

4 Art

·         Identify the countries that pangolin are found in.

·         Illustrate your protection to the plight of the pangolin by designing a scale.

Colour in a map of range countries and match flags.

Design and paint their scale.

Pencils, paints, water pots and paint brushes

Banner

Print out of scales.

Maps with named countries.

The resources can be translated into the native language or a key word list can be provided to enable to students to work independently. Each student takes a workbook home with them, as a means to share knowledge with their family and increasing the impact of the whole event.

Flash card with sums to work out why the pangolin is poached.

Key word game to help students learn key English words.

Example of the completed banner presented at the UN on World Wildlife Day

Over the next week the program will be run with two organisation in Nepal: Greenhood Nepal and KTK-BELT Project.

If your organisation is interested in running the workshop please contact me and we can workout costs and funding. Also, if anyone wishes to fund or contribute to the printing of resources please also feel free to contact me.

 

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About sundapangolin

I am a Conservation Biologist dedicated to increasing the understanding of and respect for the pangolin and their habitats and empowering people to take action to conserve them. I spent 18 months working as Field Adviser monitoring through radio tracking released and rehabilitated Sunda pangolin with the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program in Vietnam. Since then I have been working on pangolin conservation in Brunei and Sumatra.

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