WILDLIFE EXPLORER PROGRAMME
The pilot Wildlife Explorer programme was initiated in 2018, and benefitted 88 participants. It was hosted by Taman Rekreasi dan Zoo Kemaman (TRZK), and supported by Lions Clubs of Kemaman and Kuantan.
The “Wildlife Explorer Programme” is an educational programme that aims to expose students to some endangered wildlife in Malaysia as well as to give them a behind-the-scenes experience at the zoo.
Participants will be taken on a tour of the zoo and given multiple briefings about the endangered wildlife and the threats that they face, they will also be given some hands-on opportunities to prepare food for some of the animals. Each participant will be given a booklet into which they could sketch or write notes as they are being briefed.
To enhance the knowledge that they have just learned, participants will be given a quiz a la Amazing Race. They will be required to work in groups to locate the answers to the quiz questions. Prizes will be given to the first three groups that return the most number of correct answers.
P/S: Read about the pilot programme in The Star.
The itinerary for the “Wildlife Explorer Programme” is as follows:
9:00 am: Parents drop off their children at the Kemaman Mini Zoo. Meet and greet.
9:15 am: Introduction to the “Wildlife Explorer Programme.” Take the tram to the main area of the zoo.
9:30 am: Food preparation. Participants help prepare vegetables and fruits for the freshwater turtles and tortoises in the zoo.
10:00 am: Guided tour of the zoo. Participants will be introduced to the wildlife in the zoo, as well as their biology, ecology, threats, current issues and how these wildlife are being protected under relevant legislations.
11:00 am: Quiz a la Amazing Race. Participants work in groups to find the correct answers to 20 quiz questions. This reinforces the knowledge that they have jus acquired.
11:30 am: Refreshments. Photo opportunity.
12:00 noon: Programme ends.
Note: Minimum number of participants in a Wildlife Explorer programme is 20 pax.
RM 30 per pax
Primary school students (7 – 12 years old):
RM 30 per pax
Kindergarteners (4 – 6 years old):
RM 20 per pax
If you would like your students to join our Wildlife Explorer Programme, please register your interest by filling up the following form. We will send you an email shortly to confirm the availability of your preferred date.
1. Is the “Wildlife Explorer Programme” open to all schools?
This introductory programme is open to students and teachers from kindergartens and primary schools.
2. Is there a minimum and maximum number of participants per programme?
Minimum 20 pax, maximum 40 pax.
3. Do the students need to bring their own utensils for refreshments?
Yes, please bring your own tupperware/ container/ plate and fork/ spoon/ chopsticks. We will be serving fried noodles/ rice and packet drinks.
4. What other things should they bring along?
Bring a small backpack, own drinking water. Students will receive a booklet and a pencil. They may want to bring a cap/ hat/ foldable umbrella and sunblock (optional).
5. I have some specific questions about the programme.
Sure! We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Email us and we will get back to you shortly.
– Jennifer Tan, Kelab Lions Chukai Central, 2018