Helping Schools in Need
More than 10,000 students visit Safari West in each year, but we estimate that as many as 5,000 more are not able to attend due to financial limitations. To resolve this problem, Safari West provides the Discover Africa scholarship program, an opportunity for students to experience a field trip to Safari West for free!
If you’re a teacher whose field trip budget has been lost to California’s fiscal crisis, or if you’re an animal lover who believes students should have exposure to the animal kingdom as part of their basic education, this program provides an opportunity. Teachers can bring their classes on a Safari West field trip despite budget issues, and animal lovers can make tax-deductible donations to help us continue aiding educators.
Apply for a Discover Africa Grant
“History is filled with stories about how an individual made a significant positive impact on our society simply because someone or some organization gave them an opportunity to experience something that changed their lives and pointed them in a whole new direction. We hope we can do this with the Discover Africa program.”
— John Menth, Program Director.
Since 2003, Safari West Wildlife Foundation has been committed to extending field trip opportunities to underprivileged schools in Sonoma county and the Greater Bay Area. By supporting the Wildlife Foundation, you are enabling these children to embrace their connection to animals, to learn to respect our environment, and to better understand their own significance within the world.
More Information for Educators
Each month during the school year, we invite educators to Safari West for a free orientation workshop. During this one-hour tour, teachers learn what to expect prior to bringing their class. We provide this workshop, along with our state-aligned curriculum, to create a more meaningful experience for students.