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Volunteer Overseas

Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation with Spanish in Mexico

Project Overview

2 weeks
  • Sunday July 7th 2019 - Saturday July 20th 2019
  • Sunday July 21st 2019 - Saturday August 3rd 2019
  • Sunday August 11th 2019 - Saturday August 24th 2019

  • Placement location: Cuyutlan 
  • Types of placement: Conservation work and language lessons
  • Accommodation: Shared Beach Accommodation
  • Age Requirements: 15-18 years old

Located at the Campamento Tecoman biological station on the Pacific Coast, you will spend your time learning Spanish and helping out on a variety of conservation projects, including the protection of the rare Olive Ridley turtle. You will receive two hours of Spanish lessons each week day. Classes are taught in small groups and are extremely interactive and you will receive great encouragement every step of the way. Whether you want to master the basics or improve your current level of Spanish, the teaching will be adjusted to suit you.

Spanish and Turtle Conservation in Mexico

During some of the evenings you will be on patrol working on our turtle project - helping collect and bury the precious eggs in a safe enclosure to protect them from predators and poachers. Once the eggs have hatched you will help release the new-borns into the sea.

Volunteers will also be involved in our crocodile conservation work, a study of the wildlife in the local lagoon and a variety of building and maintenance work. All volunteers also take turns on the camp rota, helping to keep the camp a clean and pleasant place to be.

Volunteers live in shared dormitory accommodation on the beach. The facilities are basic and the work can be physically hard in the hot, humid climate, but there will be plenty of free time to recover.

The weekend trip will be to a local beach resort, where you can relax and swim in the sea.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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