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Bevin Carithers, AIP Graduate 2015

The creation of Mount Kenya Conservation Education Initiative (MKCEI) began in 2015 as an independent study through Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) at Denver Zoo.  Inspired by community based-conservation education programs in Botswana, graduate student Bevin Carithers envisioned a multi-day conservation education program that could be adapted and presented to teens throughout Kenya.  MKCEI works with communities surrounding Mount Kenya National Park to provide outdoor opportunities for local youth that inspire and cultivate future conservation leaders. MKCEI provides meaningful outdoor experiences for students at Kamburaini Secondary School in Naro Moru, FREE of charge. Students will experience hands-on conservation work in Mount Kenya National Park, travel to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and explore wildlife habitat in their own community. In addition to our work with Kamburaini Secondary School, MKCEI will provide local park rangers and game wardens with training and equipment donated by outdoor professionals.


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