Lake Nakuru Region National Park (LNNP) is located on the outskirts of Nakuru Town. It covers 188 sq. kms, which includes all of Lake Nakuru and the land adjacent to it. In 1987, a solar powered, electric perimeter fence was erected as part of the rhino sanctuary. It also helps to prevent animals from escaping and humans entering the park.
Lake Nakuru national Park has a number of ecosystems, the two major ones being the aquatic and terrestrial. LNNP has a large variety of animals and birds most of which the area permanently and others which migrate each year. Lake Nakuru National Park can provide all of the requirements for its wildlife. Within ecosystems there are a number of interactions between the organisms themselves and their environment. Since its inception in 1961, LNNP has expended to include the land adjacent to the lake, which is recognized to be crucial to the animals especially the mammals and birds that use the lake.
The Education Centre
OBJECTIVES OF THE CENTRE ARE:
- To make Kenya’s youth and the general public aware of great economic, culture and aesthetic value of natural resources.
- To develop a better understanding of the need to conserve Wildlife and other natural resources for the benefit of the nation and its people
- Spread interest and knowledge about wildlife, the environment and natural resources among the youths through conservation education.
ROLE OF THE CENTRE IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
MOBILE EDUCATION PROGRAM UNIT
The mobile education unit is an outreach program run by Wildlife Clubs of Kenya.
It provides an opportunity to meet member schools and institutions, and impart conservation knowledge to the students.
During the outreach, WCK shares and distributes educational materials to the schools, and assist schools in initiating micro projects such as tree nurseries, nature trails among other programs
The Centre conducts seminars, workshops for WCK patrons and students on conservation issues and club leadership skills
ESTABLISH MICRO PROJECTS IN SCHOOLS
The centre assists schools in the region to establish micro projects such as tree nurseries, compost pits, bee hives and nature trails.
Lectures, Guided Tours and School Visits (Ecology Program)
On request, students and other organized groups who visit our centre are given lectures, video shows at the centre, and interpretative tours in the Park, Lake Bogoria National Park, Hell’s gates National Park, Menengai Crater and other major touristic sites in the Central Rift Valley
The centre has a hall that can accommodate 80 students.
The hall has a standby generator, a projector, combo, speaker and screen.