Ocean Spirits Leatherback Sea Turtle Research Assistant Volunteer Programme, Grenada

Country: Grenada,
Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation, Humanitarian & Community Development , Teaching & Education, Working with children,
Organisation: WorkingAbroad Projects

Volunteer with leatherback sea turtles in the Caribbean and take part in monitoring, research, and community outreach programmes on the island of Grenada.

Become a Leatherback Sea Turtle Research Assistant and get involved in a range of activities including:

  •     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
  •     Nest excavations
  •     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

All nationalities and ages from 18 yrs upwards are welcome.  Volunteers live in a shared good quality house in the tropical Caribbean island of Grenada and gain hands-on field experience with the world's largest sea turtle.

 

Contact Details

Address:

The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm

Kingston Road

Lewes

BN7 3ND, United Kingdom


Telephone 1: +44 (0)1273 479 047

Website: http://www.workingabroad.com/projects/ocean-spirits-sea-turtle-volunteer-programme-grenada-caribbean

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