UNITE (Uganda and North Carolina International Teaching for the Environment)
UNITE, the NC Zoo's conservation education and teacher training project in Uganda, has been working for almost ten years for the preservation of wildlife in and around Kibale National Park. UNITE is committed to conserving wild areas in and around Kibale National Park by promoting environmentally sound attitudes, knowledge and skills of people living in the area. The UNITE project works with local schools around the national park to help teachers develop an environmental curriculum. The project trains teachers, provides teaching materials and builds schools in the villages which surround Kibale. By promoting environmental and conservation education we are helping to build the next generation of conservationists in Uganda. UNITE currently has two full-time staff based in rural Uganda who work on a daily basis with teachers and students in rural communities in the Kibale National Park area. By having our own staff on the ground 365 days a year we are able to increase the impact and scope of our conservation education activities.