Camille Reeves ’23
Teaching Assistant for Conservation Clubs
The Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs (NKCC) work in conjunction with the Mpala Research Centre to teach primary and secondary students about their natural environment through experiential learning. Though COVID-19 changed our work, we provided students with engaging content that can be used virtually or in-person for years to come. Our work included creating the Reading Corner, a collection of storytime-style videos featuring books about the natural environment, as well as creating lesson plans concerning various environmental topics to be used once in-person classes can safely resume. Because I was working with NKCC remotely and with limited resources, I was able to refine my skills in preparedness and resourcefulness. The most exciting result of our work was being told that our Reading Corner videos would be featured on Kenyan national television — which is being used for remote teaching during the pandemic — as supplemental content between lessons. Working with NKCC has cemented my lifelong love for teaching and education, and it has encouraged me to look further into Princeton’s Program in Teacher Preparation.
Biodiversity and Conservation
Rubenstein Group, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University; Mpala Research Centre
Daniel Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology