New Project Announcement: The Travelling Rhinos Project


The students at Elkanah House in Cape Town, South Africa are very concerned about the scourge of rhino poaching that is taking place in South Africa at the moment. South Africa’s rhinos are under attack and they would like your help in raising world-wide awareness of the problem!

To do so, Karen Stadler (@ICT_Integrator) has launched the Travelling Rhinos Project – a project whereby five uniquely African stuffed rhinos will travel from classroom classroom in schools  in different parts of the world to bring awareness to the problem. It will run much like a Flat Stanley project, just with rhinos.


The project is suitable for all ages from K – 12 and will run from December 2012 to December 2013.

The project also has its own Facebook page (please go and ‘Like’ us) and a Twitter profile. Follow our project: @travellingrhino

To find our more about the project visit the Global Classroom 2012-13 wiki or go directly to the project wiki:


2 thoughts on “New Project Announcement: The Travelling Rhinos Project

  1. This is a wonderful development of the Flat Stanley concept with the added bonus it raises awareness of poaching, a major issue in the protection of some animal species. Unless I’m mistaken, I think the poachers are only really after the horns, strange as, again if I’m not mistaken, rhino horns are virtually the same as hair in structure and chemical.

    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

    • Thank you for your kind comment. This is a topic very dear to my heart. You are absolutely correct – rhino horns are made of keratin – the same substance that our nails and hair are made of!

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