Posts Tagged ‘Parks’

We at GoEco are excited to present the following volunteer projects to students and faculty. out our programs below for more information, and visit http://www.goeco.org/ for all of our volunteer opportunities.


Sea turtle season is fast approaching in Costa Rica and volunteers are needed to ensure the survival of these magnificent sea creatures! Each season, the Costa Rica turtle program recruits volunteers to help in the research and conservation work, such as night patrolling, collecting eggs, and rescuing turtles.


Travel to Limpopo, South Africa, and immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems of the region. Work at a rehabilitation center for many species of wildlife, specifically primates such as monkeys and baboons. The center provides shelter for the animals and nurses them back to health in order to reintroduce them to nature.

*Programs Include:*
● Accommodations in home-stays or with other volunteers
● Full board (3 meals per day)
● Exciting orientations (and a week of Spanish lessons in Costa Rica)
● Full pre-departure & in-country assistance, training, and support


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Looking for an Adventure this Summer?

Come Study Big Cats in South Africa

Come spend two weeks camping in Kruger National Park, South Africa participating in the Cat Research Project with the environmental education-focused non-profit group Raven Adventures. This trip is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field using photo and video identification, learning and utilizing animal tracking techniques and collecting GPS data. The information gathered will be added to an ongoing database and census tracking the big cat populations within the park. In addition, this trip provides a chance to learn about low-impact living and our place in theenvironment as well as a chance to see a lot of cool animals in the wild.

First deposit is due January 1st to reserve your spot.

Trip dates are currently flexible. Anyone can apply. For more information visit www.ravenadventures.com South Africa for University Students.

If interested, please contact Dana Williams ’14 dmwilliams2@wellesley.edu or Colin Garland globalclassroom@crocker.com


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During this three-week Wintersession internship, Wellesley students will work for the Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust (VCHT) (http://www.vcht.org/) to help promote and carry out its mission to develop a community actively involved in the protection of the environment. The Island of Vieques is home to one of the most abundant bioluminescent bays in the world as well as a local community actively involved in the preservation and management of its natural and cultural resources. The VCHT operates several educational and research programs that benefit the Vieques community, including programs to educate children and young people about the importance of natural resources.

The intern’s projects may include, but are not limited to, thefollowing:

  • · snorkeling under the guidance of VCHT staff to collect marine specimens
  • · maintaining tanks for marine exhibits
  • · assisting with research projects
  • · leading children in group educational activities
  • · assisting with computer and photography projects
  • · maintaining and updating exhibition space

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • · An interest in biology, marine life, and the environment (At least one college level biology course required)
  • · Working knowledge of Spanish with a strong emphasis on oral skills
  • · A passion for and ability to connect with the community and work with children as a part of the educational outreach
  • · Ability to swim
  • · Physically able individual as lifting and paddling kayaks will be a routine occurrence


All currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have taken a college level Biology course and who are conversational in Spanish are eligible to apply.

Logistics: The intern will live near the VCHT in housing secured by the CWS. The cost of housing and airfare will be supported by the Littleford Internship Fund. The intern will also receive a stipend of $500 to subsidize additional living and travel expenses. The dates of the internship are January 3rd to January 20th, 2012. Interns typically arrive one day before the start of and leave one day afterthe end of the internship.

Application Procedures: Students must upload a one page resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to MyCWS to schedule number 566. The cover letter should address each of the qualifications described in the job description and should include the name and contact information of a reference (professor or supervisor).

Deadline : 12:00 pm EST on November 15, 2011. Phone interviews will be conducted and the selected intern will be notified at the end of November/early December of her selection. 

For more information, please contact Ted Hufstader at the Centerfor Work and Service.

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The National Park Service’s George Melendez Wright Climate Change Internship Program (CCIP) is currently hiring for summer 2011.  CCIP will involve science-based research, resource conservation, and data collection, monitoring, communication, policy development, sustainable operations and other projects to support adaptation to and mitigation of the effects of climate change on lands administered by the National Park Service.

For more information, check out the NCSE webpage, at http://ncseonline.org/CampustoCareers/cms.cfm?id=2233#NPS_Internships

There are three phenology internships available:

Santa Monica Mountains NRA – Thousand Oaks, CA
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail – Omaha, NE
Center for Urban Ecology – Washington, DC

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