Kenyan wildlife conservationist Gini Cowell, manager of Elephant Aware Masai Mara, will be at the King Hooper Mansion to discuss the future of wild elephants and educating local communities on coexistence with wildlife. Elephant Aware Masai Mara funds education for Maasai girls.
Cowell, from Kenya and educated in Nairobi, has traveled to raise awareness and funds for the project. She has written for publications such as National Geographic and has a blog at elephantawareblog.wordpress.com.
The event includes a presentation by Cowell, a question-and-answer session and a reception. Donations are suggested at different levels for individuals and couples. Pre-registration is recommended, with tickets available at elephantawareusa.org or through email.
Elephant Aware has protected elephants, wildlife and habitat in Kenya for 15 years, using strategies to prevent conflict, engaging in anti-poaching efforts and supporting community outreach and education.