PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Program Theme: Conservation & Wildlife
Destination: Kingston, Jamaica
Duration: 10 Days
Tuition: $1,800 USD
Date: July 6 – 20, 2024
Age Group: 14 – 18
Service Hours: 35
Group Size: 20 Students & 3 Staff
Discovery, Education and Conservation of Marine & Animal WildLife in Jamaica
Volunteer alongside conservationists to help preserve several UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites and their unique ecosystems. There will be opportunities for you to see the world-famous sites such as “The Underwater City of Port Royal” that have been featured in many popular films such as Pirates of the Caribbean.
Learn how the ocean can be protected with governmental, organizational and community action. Immerse in the natural beauty of this island of Jamaica as you explore hidden beaches and snorkel in crystal clear waters.
Get ready to go outside of your comfort zone with high-adventure activities, such as ziplining, scuba diving, and snorkeling. View reefs filled with brilliant fish and marine life. Help local NGOs conserve and protect Jamaica’s marine and native wildlife.
The pristine marine life and ecosystem of the island of Jamaica are under serious threat from a variety of factors. These challenges include, climate change and overfishing by humans.
Work alongside local environmental conservationists and NGOs as you aid in their community outreach campaigns. By doing this, you’ll educate and bring awareness of various environmental issues to local community-based organizations. You’ll also assist locals in conservation efforts, including beach clean-ups, community upcycling, and recycling programs, tree planting programs, and leading community workshops.
As you embrace and support conservation efforts both in and out of the water, work at local NGOs sanctuaries, and help conserve wildlife and endangered animals.
Students will acquire extensive knowledge of Marine biology as they will be guided by our partners and experts in the field of marine conservation.
Hear about environmental changes that come from human activity and how you can support marine restoration efforts. Explore and make an impact on the preservation of the precious ecosystem and environment through scuba diving and snorkeling. Students on the program will also engage in scientific monitoring and data collection.