At Wild Sun Rescue Center, we believe education is a fundamental component of conservation. We want to not only save animals in need, but spread awareness of key issues so that humans can help be a part of the long-term solution. Our goal is to inspire and educate the local community, students, and guests visiting from all over the world. We hope to bring a greater understanding of the importance of our ecosystem and how its health affects us.
Our Conservation Education Internship brings students and passionate individuals into the role of educator and ambassador for wildlife. Through school visits, workshops, educational tours, and special projects, interns help us to spread our core message to the public. To learn more about the internship program, click here!
We’ve also initiated a “Feed the Animals the Right Way” program in collaboration with the Futuro Verde school and Vivero Lacon. Children are currently doing a research project to identify which trees and plants are relied upon by which animals. Once the research phase is complete, their art class will design tags for plants that give information about each one and which animals it supports. Phase three is where we bring the sapling plants to local markets for sale with an education table. We'll let people know why feeding wildlife is wrong and give them a way to feed them the "right way". 50% of profits generated by the sale of plants will be donated to Wild Sun. Also, for every certain amount of plants sold, some will be donated to Futuro Verde for reforestation.