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Hua Hin Environmental Conservation

Want to know what it’s like to participate in an Environmental Conservation effort? Roll up your sleeves and work alongside the local community.

Work at national parks and help the park with its day-to-day tasks and activities. Join work at a tree nursery and help with tree plantation activities. You will also get a chance to spread awareness and educate the students at a local school on environmental conservation. Help prepare the next generation to look after the planet.

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Description

Program Description

Welcome to Hua Hin, a spectacular city that boasts one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations for locals and Expats alike. Your program here as a keen environmentalist will start  with a visit to a local Mangrove Ecosystem Learning Centre where you will foremostly take part in many discussions regarding the awareness of Thailand’s deep environmental issues.

In this endeavour, you will work at a local mangrove nursery for 2 hours in the morning and  2 hours in the afternoon. This placement is the main nursery that produces young mangrove plants for the local community. Your responsibilities may involve preparing the seed and soil, watering the plant, nursing the plant and planting the mangroves. Local community participants and a coordinator will be there to provide knowledge and show participants, step by step, from how/where to collect and sort mangrove pods to all the tips that they need to know about how to plant and nurse mangroves adequately.

In addition to meaningful hands-on work to improve the sustainability of the community, such as cleaning up beaches or local communities, creating garbage bins, and washing and sorting garbage, you will also be heavily engaged in the learning aspect of researching, planning and educating the local community members and children with regards to the importance of sustainable environmental practices.

In order to create awareness and encourage environmental conservation among local people and students, you will be presenting their lectures and training sessions on practical topics such as recycling in the home, reducing one’s carbon footprint, how to separate waste properly, and broader topics like the effects of climate change and the need for environmental concern. An English-speaking coordinator will be there to support and help you out with any language barriers.

In addition, during the mangrove or tree plantations and other activities, be careful and mindful, do not harm marine life and mangroves, under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited and ask assistance from your local coordinators for tasks that you are not sure with and of course to enjoy and make the most of your stay and make memorable learning experiences.

Finally, this is your chance to help prepare the future generations to know the importance of protecting the environment and saving the planet. It is our duty to educate them so that they continue our efforts in protecting the environment. Your help and presence will go a long way.

Aims & Objectives

  • To educate younger generations on the importance of environmental conservation.
  • To increase community awareness of environmental concerns.
  • Assist the community project staff by providing an extra hand.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Schedule

Monday

  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents and Signing of Documents.
  • Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Langu age Lessons.
  • Lunch
  • Project Meeting, Preparation, Visit and Observation alongside Local Coordinator.
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

Your daily schedule will involve activities for 4-5 hours a day. You will contribute to day to day activities at a national park, a mangrove conservation centre, tree plantation activities, community clean ups and more. Depending on the local requirements and conditions, you will be able to plan and conduct activities that will serve the environment in multiple ways. You will also engage in education and awareness activities for students at a local school.

You will gain knowledge on conservation and hands-on experience while you will also get a chance to educate the students on important topics related to environmental conservation.

Note: There are other activities that you may enjoy during your stay that are outside of your programs that include going to the night market, having a mall experience and of course relaxation and chillin to the beach.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        –

Resume copy required:        –

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Have a genuine interest and passion for making change in the benefits of environmental conservation.
  • Due to the length and active nature of this program and as there are lots of planting and coastal cleaning activities under the heat of the sun, a decent level of fitness is required.
  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy and responsibility and can work under pressure and is a team player.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Though pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination are no longer required to travel to Thailand, however, be aware that if you have a connecting flight from your country to Thailand, you will need to meet the requirement of the connecting airport, which may still require  pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination. Thus, it is recommended that you may have a COVID – 19 Vaccination. You are also advised to bring with you a  COVID – 19 antigen rapid test as you need to take tests.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, medical and Covid – 19 insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

  • Comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting wet or dirty.
  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes as there are lots of activities taken by foot such as planting activities.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during the mangrove plantation.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during mangrove planting activities.

Dress Code:

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • Dress professionally since you will be working in a professional environment while teaching the children.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate particularly inside the school premises.