Kasungu National Park has courted public and private schools to visit the park to get practical ecological knowledge and see a variety of wild animals in line with what students learn in class.
Parks and wildlife officer responsible for environmental education Matthias Elisa said as part of promoting environmental education, government through the Department of National Parks and Wildlife has a free entry policy for learners and wildlife clubs.
“As environmental experts, we believe that for learners to have a clear view of how nature interacts, they have to go to places where there are natural resources like here at Kasungu National Park,” he said.
Nalikule Teachers Training College student teachers visited the park and Chakupata Makombe, one of the students, said they appreciated the experience they had.
“For the first time, most of us saw animals such as elephants and hippos.
“I’m excited because the things we saw are more than what we expected,” he said.
Kasungu National Park was established in the 1970s and is home to several kinds of wild animals.