ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 280€.
- Code : G/TAN/EC2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
Our environment should not be neglected, I’m sure you’d agree! With this program you’ll do your part for future citizens of the world and experience the fast developing country of Tanzania in a unique way by going back to nature! There is not much rain forest area in Tanzania due to its weather conditions and and landscape, so forestry departments always do their best to protect what rain forest they have. One rain forest that we work with in Monduli does particularly well in maintaining a good environment around that area. It is an important effort as many areas do not have enough trees, which affects the quality of the atmosphere negatively. Monduli’s rain forests are also a great location for beekeeping efforts! Bee sustainability is a critical activity for this area to spread pollination, in fact it is important for the world, what with the world’s bee populations plummeting. Our bee efforts bring about a ‘sweet’ side effect too! Local villagers enjoy its natural honey that not only bring nutritious health benefits for them, but they may even earn a bit of extra income when there is surplus to sell. This program works with an environmental club through a local school to encourage students towards environmental conservation. It’s a great chance to provide them with important knowledge about this subject, advising them on how to behave with their environment in the right way. You’ll be contributing your time on this campaign and planting seeds to nurture responsible future citizens of the world. Your daily tasks will be a combination of activities dependant on the weather and season. You can expect to work on tree planting in the forest or in community spaces, tree nursery tasks that support this, bee keeping and arranging classes with the environmental club in the school or community halls directed at local kids and teenagers. All are welcome to join this program, especially those working or studying in the forestry field as this will be a great opportunity to work alongside a real park ranger and exchange your knowledge with them.
About the Accommodation : You will be staying in our local program center, set up to host you with some degree of basic comfort. Still, all participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by staff but please try to clean up after yourself, and help play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized! Food Arrangements : Meals are inspired by the local cuisine and consist of a lot of corn, rice and bananas. Beef, goat meat, beans, and green leafy vegetables will help to add nutrients to your daily meals.
You will be staying in the district of Monduli located within the Arusha region, in northeastern Tanzania. The Monduli district is an extremely popular spot for tourists to learn how the local Maasai people live as well as observe the natural environment. Numerous attractions such as Lake Manyara, Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater can be found nearby and are the wonders of the Monduli region.
Additional Equipment : Modest clothing – covering the knees and shoulders during school visits, You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class! A raincoat, working gloves and shoes.