The museum is pleased to partner with a number of individuals and organizations on very diverse research and conservation projects. This space is where we will highlight and update some of these past, present and future projects.
Safaritalk is a forum where they have been talking Safaris and wildlife conservation since 2006. Conservation issues, photography, trip planning, professional interviews, green shopping options…the resources available on this site are added to daily. As a guest you’re welcome to read through certain areas of the forum, but to access all the facilities and to contribute your experience, ask questions and get involved, you’ll need to be a member – so register here: it’s quick, FREE, easy and founder Matthew Wilkinson will look forward to having you as a Safaritalker soon!
Matt has previously interviewed Safari Museum curator Jacquelyn Borgeson (read the interview here) and he’s written up some very educational articles about Martin and Osa Johnson’s works in Africa, which you can read here.
We were thrilled when Matt recently premiered a new digital Safaritalk magazine and we hope our members will sign up to read it and all the other extraordinary discussions and projects found on http://safaritalk.net/. Please check both the forum and the magazine out online and tell everyone you know there’s a spot on the web that can really help make a difference if enough people actually read and get engaged in the many topics Safaritalk routinely shares with it’s followers!
Matt is also planning a luncheon for UK-based Safaritalk members and will have Cathy Dean, director of Save the Rhino International, as the Special Guest. It will be open to the public, and we’ll post where and when details as we get them. Someday we hope to get Matt to the states to host one and put him to good use in our archives; he’s becoming quite the scholar on Africa proper and we’d love to have him do more stories—or better yet, a book—on Martin and Osa Johnson!
This video clip gives you a glimpse of the many history themed youth projects the museum supports via loaning film, photos & artifacts to students around the world. The museum was pleased to work with the Lowell Milken Center on their production of “Martin and Osa Johnson: Bringing Africa to the Silver Screen”!