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Around The World Nature Challenge: Kenya

Kenya: Humpbacks not Lions

Join Wayne Sentman the Director of Conservation Travel Programs for the Oceanic Society for Storrs Library’s Around the World Nature Series for Kenya: Humpbacks not Lions – How Women, Artists, Scientists, and Communities Conserve. Tourists flock to the savannas and lakes of Kenya eager to encounter the intriguing wildlife living there. The conservation and preservation of black rhinos, elephants, lions, cheetahs and the spectacular wildebeest migration are the topics that dominate our visions of East Africa. However, Watamu, on the coast of Kenya, is the home of East Africa’s first Marine National Park. Learn how local businesses, women’s groups, artists, and non-profits have partnered to create a novel model of community conservation. Working together their efforts help to conserve marine mammals, coastal mangroves, promote local sustainability, and create an economic mechanism that promotes community organized recycling. Don’t worry there will still be plenty of photos of lions and elephants.
This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org.
Register HERE for the program.