Volunteer opportunity posted by: WorkingAbroad Projects
Posted on: November 23, 2012
Volunteers are needed as research assistants for Ocean Spirits, a non-profit marine conservation organisation in Grenada. You will have hands-on experience with the world's largest sea turtle, and your activities will directly help to reduce illegal egg poaching, contribute to turtle preservation, and increase community participation.
These activities include:
Night patrols of the main leatherback nesting site
Flipper tagging of unmarked females
Data collection – carapace (shell) measurements, egg counts, nest relocation
Morning surveys (on foot) of adjacent beaches
Maintenance and preparation of research equipment
Summer camp organisation and participation
Carnival 'Turtle Mas' camp – costume design and creation
Assisting with organised turtle watches for school/community groups & tourists
Camp maintenance and cleaning
Project durations are for 3 weeks, but there are possibilities to join for 6, 9 or 12 weeks for experienced volunteers/research projects.
Previous experience not required
The cost for a 3 week placement is £895. This includes quality accommodation, food, airport transfer (one pick-up scheduled for 6pm at Point Salines International Airport, Grenada on first day of placement), training and supervision; project t-shirts and WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support.
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