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GeoVisions's Mission StatementEdit
GeoVisions is committed to help individuals develop global skills to succeed in the twenty-first century. These skills will ultimately lead to greater cooperation and understanding among nations and peoples of the world. We are committed to treating every person on a GeoVisions program with respect, and devoting our energies to helping participants meet their individual and collective goals.
63 Whitfield Street On The Historic Guilford Green Guilford, CT 06437 United States
Phone: 203-453-5838 Fax: 203-738-1024
Environmental Conservation Throughout AustraliaEdit
Location: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Bathurst and 13 other cities in Australia, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Geelong, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Townsville:
Program Duration: 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks
Typical Duration of Program: 2-4 weeks
Dates: Programs begin every Friday.
If you have a love for the outdoors and an interest in the environment, Australia and its projects of conservation is a great match! This is a dynamic new way of connecting people to environmental projects. The projects vary throughout the year and focus on:
- Tree planting
* Seed collection
* Endangered species protection
* Weed control
* Walking trail construction
* Flora and fauna surveys
* Heritage restoration
* Environmental monitoring
You may be assisting with enhancing water quality and river bank habitat of the bushland's significant creek with tree planting activities. Or maybe erecting interpretive signs, track maintenance, fauna survey, historical buildings maintenance and improvement to facilities.
Interested in ship wrecks and dolphins frolicking in the waves? You may find yourself removing Bitou Bush and planting native species to reduce erosion and improve habitat. Or maybe you'll meet the Yellow-Snouted gecko (Diplodactylus occultus) which only occurs in the Northern Territory! The team will be installing pit-fall traps and then monitoring and performing night time spotlighting transects.
These programs are in urban, regional and remote locations.
- Opportunities to learn about Australia's wildlife and ecosystems.
* Actual projects will be assigned depending on seasonal conditions. Volunteers will travel to a different project location every one to two weeks.
* Suggested items to bring: Strong boots, hat, long sleeve shirts and pants, work/garden gloves, insect repellent, sunscreen & sun glasses, back pack, wet weather clothing, mosquito net, and water bottle.
Must be reasonably fit.
Cost in US$:Edit
Please visit the Geovisions website for pricing.
- Emergency evacuation services
- In-country orientation/Training
- In-country staff support
- Medical insurance
- Pre-departure orientation/Training
- Registration fees
- Written materials abroad
- Written materials pre-departure
- Fixing Fences
- Tree Planting
18 - 70
This Program is open toEdit
Typical Living ArrangementsEdit
- Group living
- Independent living
Participants Travel to AustraliaEdit
Independently or in Groups
Typically Participants WorkEdit
Application Process InvolvesEdit
- Written Application
Post Services IncludeEdit
- Alumni Network