Our Campsite is on the Southern boundary of Wasgamuwa National Park in the Irriyagaha Ulpotha Village of the Wilgamuwa Division of Matale District. Expect hot and dry weather during the program with the occasional shower or humid day. Insects could be a problem in the night when they are attracted to the camp lights. During the monsoon season (Dec-Feb) conditions will be wet and there are frequent thunderstorms both day and night.
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Students aged from 13-17 from our pilot program had a 54% overall increase with some as high as 300% in their knowledge of wildlife conservation and environmental sciences after the program.
Safety and Security
The program has been developed giving high priority to the safety of the children during all field activities. Participants will always be accompanied by a fully qualified and experienced field educator and researcher. The SLWCS conducts orientations, briefings, and presentations at schools, workplaces (for groups) or at our office in Dehiwala prior to taking participants to the field. This ensures that the participants are thoroughly briefed about field conditions, rules and regulations. Special programs are available for families. Facilities are also available for parents who would like to be nearby while their children participate in the program.
Organization and Personnel
The Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society is a national and international non-profit organization committed to the preservation of Sri Lanka’s biodiversity, culture and environment. We have been working on experiential learning programs with local and international volunteers since 2002. The SLWCS team is qualified, well trained and experienced and very capable of providing a very high standard of environmental education and field experience.