This project is a collection of four main ventures that share the same goal- environmental conservation. These four initiatives include coral reef rehabilitation, mangrove tree rejuvenation, blue crab conservation, and education. This project involves direct involvement in conservation, from planting and repopulating ecosystems, to educating local school children about environmental science.
What's not Included
Volunteers will be staying in an authentic, Thai seaside village. Prachuap Khiri Khan is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular tourist areas, giving it a secluded and authentic, beach feel. With a white sprawling coastline enhanced by the towering, bright green limestone mountains, Prchuap Khiri Khan is the perfect place for volunteers to experience Thailand without being in the hustle and bustle of touristy areas.
As part of the marine conservation efforts, volunteers may be involved in be working to rehabilitate coral reefs and mangrove tree populations as well as conserving blue crabs. Volunteers may also be afforded the opportunity to get involved in an education initiative, helping to teach local children about environmental friendliness.
Some of your tasks may include:
- Planting mangrove trees
- Rehabilitating corals reefs (building blocks, “replanting” coral pieces in the seafloor)
- Collecting blue crab eggs and releasing newborns back into the wild
- Teaching local children about environmental conservation
- Beach cleaning
Please note that from October-December, there will be no coral reef rehabilitation volunteer work. Schedules may be subject to change at any given time.
Please take note of the project's minimum requirement:
- Basic level of competency in English
For an additional fee, volunteers can receive diving certificates. Those with diving certificates may be able to check out and report back on coral rehabilitation in the deeper areas.
Travel Extras (Not Included):
Culture Week (highly recommended): This 7-day jam-packed week is a great opportunity to learn about Thailand and meet other international volunteers. It offers you tours around historical areas (Ayutthaya historical park), Thai language lessons, cooking lessons, taste-testing (Thai BBQ), school visits, sightseeing (Wat Phra Phutthabat Temple (Buddha's footprint)), and so much more! This week will ease you into your volunteering experience by providing you with an better understanding of the history, culture and customs. Please note that the schedule can change at any time based on the weather conditions