EVENT DATE: Jun 03, 2012
My name is Jordan Dooley. I’m 18 years old, turning 19, and I want to do what I can to help this world.
On June 2nd I will be traveling to Costa Rica to volunteer with Frontier, a company who specializes in changing the world by educating young adults.
The program I will be participating in is, Frontier’s Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation. I will be traveling to the heart of the Rainforest to live simple and assist in animal research, protection and rehabilitation. I will also be traveling to local schools to provide supplies to underprivileged children, and teach them about environmental awareness.
What Will I be Doing?
All of the work I will be doing will be hands on, and although difficult and dangerous, is very for the Rainforest’s ecosystem. 6 days a week I will be working along the sides of two scientists and a biologist, performing biodiversity surveys, patrolling for potential poachers, tracking big cats, looking for new species, monitoring sea turtles and many other tasks.
Why is it important?
The rainforest is home to more than 500,000 species, and we’re still finding more. Poachers have been killing these animals for game, or money, and a lot of them are struggling to survive. By promoting environmental awareness and helping any animal I can to survive, I believe I can make a difference.