Experience the thrill of being a marine conservation volunteer in the Bahamas!
|A project offered by:||Greenforce|
|Based in:||Andros Island, Bahamas|
|Working with:||Coral reefs
Reef associated wildlife
|Activities including:||SCUBA diving
Underwater reef surveys
Community based education and outreach
|Duration:||from 4 weeks|
|*Please note that pricing may be subject to change (check with operator)|
As a marine conservation volunteer in the Bahamas, you’ll be trained by experienced scientists in how to carry out underwater marine surveys. You’ll also be learning about marine ecosystems and how to identify the animals that you’ll see in the field, including invasive species. Other learning activities will include finding out how to monitor marine movements as well as how to locate breeding and feeding grounds. You’ll need to be a capable diver in order for you to complete your project work, so Greenforce will train you to PADI Advanced Open Water level.
This marine conservation project also includes community based education and outreach work which involves visits to two local primary schools. Here you’ll use your knowledge of marine biodiversity and conservation to teach young children about the valuable marine resource that surrounds their island, including ways in which they can protect it in the future. Go to Greenforce’s website to find out more about this project.
Sometimes volunteers are lucky enough to see sharks! Check out the video below: