WE are passionate about sharing our wild experiences with people all around the world. This makes hosting our safariLIVE school drives an added bonus to the LIVE drive experience. This week we had all the bright young students from Glenwood Elementary join us on an African adventure all the way from Virginia Beach, Virginia on the east coast of the United States.
(Glenwood Elementary School, Virginia Beach, Virginia)
The school was founded in 1990 with the aim of providing a world class education to a multitude of different students from all walks of life. Inspired by the University of Florida, the school’s “gator” mascot and colours are a bright and contrasting combination of blue and orange.
(the Glenwood Gator)
WE hosted the 1st and 3rd grade Glenwood “gator’s” focussing on animal and plant characteristics. The students loved the opportunity to tag along on a live African safari with all of their questions being answered by our expert guides, James and Sam. The school’s motto is “Together Everyone Achieves More.” These words could not be more at home with the safariLIVE philosophy of creating a meaningful interaction between african wildlife and viewers all over the world who have a passion for the wild.
Excitement and wonder ensued as all of Africa’s iconic animals came out to greet us, from giraffe to zebra and an incredible sighting with Karula, the resident and dominant female leopard here on Djuma, with her two little cubs.
(Student sees Karula and her cubs for the first time)
WE would like to extend a very warm thank you to Caroline Altman, the Instructional Technology Specialist, 1st grade teachers Mrs. Staie, Ms. Wilson, and 3rd grade teachers Ms. Faini, Ms. Cummings and Mrs. Kennedy for their enthusiasm in involving Glenwood Elementary in the safariLIVE school’s project.
(Students watching James say hello from the tree tops)