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Cottages under construction .
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One of the cottages under construction.

We have 32 cottages under construction. The cottages are estimated to be ready for use by early next year. The state of art cottages will comprise of a restaurant, conference hall, a swimming pool, gym, salon and play field.

Snake parks under construction.
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Construction of snake parks is currently underway and is expected to be finished by end of August 2011. This is one of the projects that are going on.

Bibilical mountains

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Mountain of curses.

Bibilical mountains have been completed and all the montains in the Bible are represented. Islamic mountains are under construction and will be completed by the end of September 2011.

Invitation letter .

TEL: 054-55074 / 020-2029621
0720309108/0722330803
E-MAIL: Philip@kitalenature.or.ke OR
ktlnatureco@yahoo.com
Web site – www.kitalenature.co.ke
20th may 2008.
Dear sir/Madam

RE: INVITATION TO KITALE NATURE CONSERVANCY FOR AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR.


Kitale Nature Conservancy is located five kilometers from Kitale town along Kitale-Kapenguria road. Our mission is to contribute in a small way towards conservation of our country’s biodiversity by targeting the youth of this country and the community at large.
As a conservancy, we have a botanical garden which holds over 800 indigenous plant species which are botanically named and arranged i.e. plants of different species but which belong to the same genus are closely arranged to facilitate identification. The collection represents species from all ecological zones of kenya. We have a botanist who will explain in details the cultural, economical, and medicinal value of each plant.
On the other hand we have a model of global warming and ozone layer depletion that has been visited by many students from primary schools to universities, conservationsts, organizations and nature lovers. Matters pertaining climate change are well explained by use of a powered educational model. We also explain in detail the mitigatory measures to curb global warming that include re-aforestation and aforestation that are demonstrated in our model as carbon sink and practically in our re-a forestation field project, which holds more than 70,000 indigenous plants.
Welcome to a park that has fascinated the scientific community worldwide. The only park in the world that offers sanctuary to the genetically disadvantaged animals, which have puzzled university researchers worldwide they include:-A three legged he goat, dog, cow and a cat. A heifer with two stomachs, a sheep with two anal openings and a pair of penis. A bull with four horns and three eyes, all categories of hermaphrodites and many other sex deformities. University students who have visited the park are in agreement that for learning purposes, this park cannot compare with any other place in Kenya because of its diverse and unique learning opportunities.
We have a wetland model which demonstrates how man as a result of poverty and ignorance has destroyed wetland ecosystems leading to displacement of animals like the rare sitatunga antelopes and the grey crowned cranes which inhabits the wetlands. We have more than 250 bird species, which can be readily seen along the nature trail, if one is quiet and observant.
Our conservancy is lucky to have a river that we use to explain about river geography and formation of ox-bow Lake. There is also a man-made dam, which is used for fish farming, sport fishing and boat riding for leisure lovers.

Some of the relevant topics that are taught in secondary school and which are well covered in our conservancy include:-

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS TOPICS

BIOLOGY
-Classification of plants & animals.
-Ecology
-Taxonomy
-Genetics Eg.mutation in animals.
-Entomology, adaptation of insects to their habitat and economic importance.
-Adaptation of plants.
-Pollination, flower parts, pollination agents.
-Fresh water eco-system e.g. dam and river.
-Reproduction.
GEOGRAPHY
-River geography.
-Volcanic mountain formation and its features.
-Inland fishing.
-Drainage systems, wetland
-Tourism.

-conference tourism.
-Eco-tourism
-Educational tourism.
-Wildlife.
-De brazza monkey (cercopithecus neglectus)
-Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei)
-Eland (tragelaphus Oryx)
-Bushbucks (Tragelaphus scriptus)
-Dik dik (cephalophus sp) & the
- Black duiker among others.
-Environmental education, global warming, ozone layer depletion, and green house effect.
-Composition of atmosphere and biosphere.
CHEMISTRY
-Atmospheric composition of air.
-Halogenated pollutants.
-Ozone layer
-Factory emission.
-Green house gases and global warming

For reservation please make advance booking so that we can make arrangements to receive you.

We are looking forward to having you around at any time of your convenience.
Welcome in advance.

NB: - We offer cheap camping facility to students who come from far and may want to experience a real taste of nature, and here we provide hot water and fire wood at no extra cost.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL TOPICS WHICH ARE WELL COVERED IN OUR CONSERVANCY

SCIENCE
Plants
-Parts of a plant.
-Plants in different habitats.
-Uses of plants.
-Classification: Green and non green.
-Flowering and non flowering.
-Types of roots.
-Growth and reproduction in plants.
-Flower and its parts.
-Seed and conditions for germination.
-Interdependence between plants and animals, plants and plants, animals and animals.
-Adaptation of plants
Animals
-Behaviors of animals.
-Characteristics of animals.
-Classification of animals: Vertebrates and in-vertebrates.
-Feeding in animals.
-Adaptation in animals.
Environment
-Components: water, air and soil.
-Uses of water, water pollution and its effects.
-Soil erosion, types and agents.
-Air pollution and its effects.
SOCIAL STUDIES
Physical features.
-Drainage features.
-Formation of volcanic mountain.
-Effects of physical features on human activities.
Climate
-Factors influencing climate of a region
-Influence of climate on human activity.
-Impact of climate change on human activities.
Vegetation
-Types of vegetations and their characteristic.
-Factors influencing distribution of vegetation.
Resources and economic activities
-Fishing.
-Forestry.
-Wildlife and tourism.
-Soil: Types, uses, soil erosion and its effects on human activities.
-Soil conservation measures.
RATES
Park fee
Students/children-Ksh 50
Adults –Ksh 100
Residents – Ksh 500
Non Residents – 10 USD
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TEAM BUILDING ECO-CHALLENGE AT KITALE NATURE CONSERVANCY.

TIME/EVENTS PROGRAMME
9:00-9:30 am Visitors arrive and assemble in the conference Hall.
9:30-10:00 am Computerized briefing and 10 o’clock tea with snacks.
10:00-11:00 am Visit the KNC attractions/sites starting with the compound, botanical Garden, nature trail, breath taking picnic sites, wetland and to the genetically mutated animals.
11:10-11:30 am Assemble at the campsite for the reading of the programme of the days events.
EVENTS
NB, TEAMS WILL BE FORMED FOR EVERY ACTIVITY

11:35 AM -13:30 pm 1.Running around the nature trail/relay.
Two groups formed and to provide ten participants each.
(To nurture Stamina, endurance, and withstanding competition)
2. River crossing using ropes, swimming or wading.
All participants must cross the river by whatever means.
(To nurture Determination, stamina, conquering fear, planning and team
Work)
3. Boat riding
Two teams formed and 12 participants chosen.
(To nurture Determination, team work and co-ordination)
4. Sport fishing competition.
Two teams formed and each with two fishing rods.
The first team to catch five fish wins irrespective of size and species. (To nurture patience, opportunity, experience, timing, confidence and setting strategies)
13:30 pm Bush lunch at the camp site (buffet style)
Field Games
14:45-16:00 Ball games i.e. volleyball, football, and tour-ni quet
Two teams formed each with 11 participants. (To nature cohesiveness, competitiveness, planning, co-ordination, timing, speed, game plan, and strategic planning) Tag of war (To nature Endurance, power and long suffering)
Horse Riding
Each team to produce two participant i.e one male and one female. To compete on a 100 meter run to and fro.
The winning team will have won an opportunity for all its members to be given a free horse ride..
(To Nature confidence, balance, speed, and giving right instructions.)
Falling back (To nature Trust and confidence)
Lap sitting (To nature Companies strength)
Orange picking (To nature self discipline and focus)
Virtues and Vice assessment (To asses ones character and to give a clear picture of how you are perceived by others, but there is room for change.
NB our rates for team building and meals are not fixed, for more information please contact us .We are waiting to hear from you. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,
Ndura Philip.
(Manager.)