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From Rwanda, Lion Week Day 4

Watch this video….need I say more?

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Video Day 4.

From Rwanda, Lion Week Day 3

In addition to making lion masks for Lion Week, the children are learning how to draw lions.

In each class the children pass around photographs and drawings of lions to understand the anatomy of lions. Then AoC art teacher, Eric, demonstrates how to draw a properly proportioned male lion. After copying Eric’s model from the chalkboard, the kids get a chance to draw their own lion to illustrate the message to stop poisoning wildlife and protect lions.

Check out some of the kids work from the week so far below.

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Photo 1.

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Illustrations 1.

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Photo 2.

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Illustrations 2.

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Photo 3.

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Illustrations 3.

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Photo 4.

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Illustrations 4.

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Photo 5.

Please see Wildlife Direct’s Protect Lions campaign at Baraza, Born Free, Stop Wildlife Poisoning, and Lion Guardians.

Photos courtesy of Molly Feltner 2009.

From Rwanda, Lion Week Day 2

Paula and Alice, thanks for your comments from the Day 1 blog! Believe me, we were all laughing when we got back to the office and started downloading the video clips and photos, too. Thanks for letting us join you in your lion campaign. The beautiful fiberglass lions you are placing around Nairobi must surely be raising funds and awareness from around the world. Go Paula, Alice, and LIONS!

Day 2 of Lion Week and a whole new group of kids ready to learn about lions and lend support to people working hard to protect lions in Kenya and elsewhere.

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We made our masks and now we want to send a message to the rest of the world…Stop Wildlife Poisoning!

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Video from Day 2.

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Above, student drawing efforts of an anatomically correct male lion. Do you sense a bit of a mountain gorilla in some of the pictures?

Please see Wildlife Direct’s Baraza, Born Free, Stop Wildlife Poisoning, and Lion Guardians to learn more about what they are doing to protect lions.

From Rwanda, Lion Week Day 1

Art for Gorillas is roaring for help to protect lions.

Kids in Rwanda are making lion masks to send to children in Kenya where poisoning wildlife is a serious problem. Please see Wildlife Direct’s Baraza, Born Free, Stop Wildlife Poisoning, and Lion Guardians.

We are hoping to educate ourselves and young Africans about lions so that they value and protect them.

Please take a look at our class today – a very exciting class indeed!

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Day 1 video.

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We begin with a discussion about lions and the threats they face – equating this keystone species to that of the endangered mountain gorilla which our students are familiar with – and visuals for students to see an animal they do not know too much about. Photo by Molly Feltner.

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Students begin adding color and cut outs to their own lion masks. Photo by Molly Feltner.

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With masks made and only slightly worn out from dancing around the classroom, we take a break for a group photo in the school yard. Photo by Molly Feltner.

For more about photographer and friend Molly Feltner, please click here.