A Rocha Kenya's Environmental Education Officer works with wildlife clubs in schools and trains local school teachers to coordinate and oversee educational activities and to teach about environmental care within existing National Curriculum activities.
The Arabuko-Sokoke Schools and Eco-tourism Scheme (ASSETS) was set up by A Rocha Kenya in 2001. The scheme uses money generated from eco-tourism to provide secondary school “eco-bursaries” for local children and also contributes to nature conservation.
A Rocha Kenya's scientific programme has focussed to date on avian studies with some work on invertebrates, benthic fauna, plants and mammals. Regular surveys are carried out on endangered species and in threatened habitats in order to better understand and therefore protect them. We also carry out a marine research programme in the Watamu Marine National Park to understand the status and processes impacting marine biodiversity of these habitats