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Teaching green education

Project name:

ECOTEER (4)

Project purpose:

Teaching green education, sustainable living, community awareness

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

504

Direct benefits you gain:

  • conservation awareness
  • cultural integration

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy
  • development goals (supporting local community)

Accommodation:

shared dormitory

When does the project run?

April - September

Facilities:

food included, accommodation included, electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, phone signal, cooking facilities, local town, wifi at the project house, transport within the project

How long can I stay?

minimum 1 week volunteering

Requirements:

None

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

School Clubs
Conduct English and Roots and shoots clubs each week for the children on the island.  Help to prepare fun, educational activities and deliver these exciting sessions alongside our Fuze Ecoteer staff. 

PILA
In 2012 Ecoteer initiated the ‘Perhentian Islands Ladies Association’ (PILA) to engage local women in environmental issues whilst offering them a chance to increase their income. You can support these ladies by giving talks around the resorts and encouraging more tourists to attend the weekly ‘Kuih’ making sessions to sample their delicious home-made snacks and cakes. 

Snorkeling

Although tourism is a fantastic way to increase income for the island it also comes with its own problems; large groups of snorkelers can cause serious damage to coral and marine life. With this in mind, we have collaborated with the local snorkel guides and plan thorough interactive eco-snorkel briefings before they go on the tours. We also conduct beach cleans and talk to tourists about how they can reduce their environmental impact.

Reviews & ratings

Adriano

Volunteer

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

Corinne

Intern

It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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