Introducing: The Sprout Experience
WE ARE TEACHERS, ARTISTS, SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS with a passion for immersive education. Our founders are certified teachers with a combined 40+ years running youth programs and international travel programs. They were inspired to start The Sprout Experience after witnessing first-hand the incredible impact of truly immersive education.
OUR MISSION is to provide high-level learning through authentic experiences, to connect the classroom to the real-world, bridge educational gaps and to have a lasting positive impact on the lives and learning of our students.
WE BELIEVE in “learning by BEING,” or deeply understanding something by becoming a part of it. Authentic experiences become a part of who we are, not just something we know. Sprout is dedicated to providing that kind of learning.
OUR PROGRAMS include international and domestic travel and a wide variety of classes and camps featuring small group sizes, unique locations and totally custom experiences.
OUR LEADERS are more than just chaperones. They include world-renowned scientists, conservation leaders, authors, artists, educators, and industry professionals, Each leader brings special experience and knowledge with them into the experience.
OUR STUDENTS come from over 20 different school districts, including Hawken School, Beaumont, Cleveland Municipal, Cleveland School of One, Youngstown, Akron, Avon Lake, Westlake, Medina, Olmsted Falls, Parma and Fairview Park as well as home-school and non-traditional schools.
Our partner needs your help!
(So do the lions...)
No sound evokes Africa’s iconic wildernesses like the nighttime roars of lions patrolling their territories.
During the past 25 years, lion populations across Africa have declined by roughly half. In Kenya, there may be as few as 1,000 lions left.
In Southern Kenya’s Rift Valley, conservation efforts carried out in partnership with Maasai communities are bringing lions back, along with other wildlife such as cheetah, elephants, and giraffe. This is a critical area between some of the country’s most important wildlife places, such as the Maasai Mara and Amboseli. Building community support for conservation here is key to maintaining the movements of lions and other wildlife across a much wider landscape. It also creates a unique community-led model for co-existence of people and lions.
This short film, Shall We Dance, profiles one of SORALO’s key field sites, the Olkirimatian Group Ranch, and features SORALO founder and Executive Director, John Kamanga.
View this video to learn more about community-based conservation in the South Rift Valley: