SCHOOL VISITS TO FREE THE BEAR SANCTUARY FREE THE BEAR USED TO ORGANIZE SCHOOL TRIPS TO THEIR SANCTUARY IN CAMBODIA BEFORE THE PANDEMIC BUT THE PANDEMIC LIMITED THEIR RESOURCES AND AS A RESULT, THE BEAR SANCTUARY WAS UNABLE TO HOST THE SCHOOL VISITS.

However, in collaboration of the VegVoyages Foundation, there will be six school trips in  November Month (Vegan Month). The school visits are organized with an aim to provide awareness and education against illegal wildlife trade.

The School visit will comprise of following activities:

1. Interactive experience with sun and moon bears (there won’t be direct contact)

2. Knowledge about the sanctuary and how to protect the bear

3. Helping the bear care team in the preparation of food, toys, and treats for bear

4. Learn about other wildlife in the Rescue center

5. Play environmental games such as quizzes, do art

On November 1st on the occasion of World Vegan Day, we organized the first school trip to Free the Bear Sanctuary in Cambodia. There were altogether 37 students on the pre-survey about general information of the bears) were able to answer only 30% of the questions correctly, however on post-survey, they were able to answer all questions correctly.

IN ADDITION TO LEARNING ABOUT WILDLIFE, THE STUDENTS ENJOYED THEIR 100% VEGAN LUNCH, PLAYED FUN GAMES AND ALSO GOT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SANCTUARY. THEY HELPED OUT TO PREPARE MEALS, LEARNED ABOUT BEARS AND OTHER WILDLIFE AND HOW TO PROTECT THE BEAR.

ABOUT FREE THE BEAR

Mary Hutton established “Free the Bears” in 1995 as a not-for profit charity. After rescuing a pair of sun bears from Cambodia, having seen there were more bears in need, she began construction of the Cambodian Bear Sanctuary in 1999. This is now the world’s largest sanctuary for sun bears and has educated hundreds of thousands of Cambodians about the threats facing wild bear populations.

Their website: https://freethebears.org

The VegVoyages Foundation is a US-registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit Public Charity. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by US law.