What could be more educational for a student than the magic and mystery of watching an endangered, prehistoric creature lay her eggs? Under the cover of darkness, she will make her journey from the sea onto the beach to dig her nest. She’s been doing this for more than a million years and you’ll be there to experience it. You’ll work with your guide to take measurements, collect the eggs and bury them in a protected hatchery. This is “service learning”, combining academic classroom curriculum with meaningful work.
This year, EcoTeach and SEE Turtles are teaming up to bring you this opportunity. This 12-day adventure will be hosted by passionate sea turtle conservationist Zander Srodes and led by a highly experienced EcoTeach guide. The group will spend 8 life-changing nights in the peak of Leatherback nesting season protecting beaches along the Caribbean coast, working hands-on with the largest sea turtle species on earth.
This trip is for young adults and college students only. There are two trips – May 28 – June 8, and June 10 – 22. The cost is $1,595 (excluding airfare). More information is available through SEE Turtles or EcoTeach. Book early to reserve your space! Click here to request more information.
College credit is available through Eastern Washington University.
Salve las tortugas!