Hawaii: Sea Turtle Marine Conservation™

Highlights

Journey to tropical Hawaii, where you’ll learn to protect its abundant ocean life and discover that traditional Hawaiian culture is very much alive today.
  • Visit Haleakala National Park, home to the world’s largest inactive volcano
  • Snorkel in the clear waters of the Pacific
  • Learn to hula dance and participate in a traditional luau
  • Protect endangered sea turtles where they nest through participating in data collection, tracking methods, and habitat restoration
  • Journey along the iconic Road to Hana and take in the sights along the way

On This Program you will...

On Maui, marine conservation is the name of the game. Sea turtles in particular are threatened as their habitat is depleted. Green turtle populations are being impacted by events such as the 2018 hurricane that washed out the most important nesting beach for this species in the entire archipelago. Participate in beach and marine debris cleanups and aide with an underwater visual census, and employ more technologically advanced tracking methods. Other restoration projects will protect sea turtle habitat and may include tree planting, community education, or restoring facilities.

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Community Service

On Maui, marine conservation is the name of the game. Sea turtles in particular are threatened as their habitat is depleted. Green turtle populations are being impacted by events such as the 2018 hurricane that washed out the most important nesting beach for this species in the entire archipelago. Participate in beach and marine debris cleanups and aide with an underwater visual census, and employ more technologically advanced tracking methods. Other restoration projects will protect sea turtle habitat and may include tree planting, community education, or restoring facilities.

Immersive Learning

Break out the grass skirt and lei: it’s hula time! Dive deep into Maui’s rich Polynesian cultural heritage through traditional dance and storytelling at a traditional luau. Watch endangered turtles bask in the sun as you gain firsthand knowledge of their nesting patterns. You’ll hear straight from the experts about issues affecting local aquatic ecosystems such as climate change, plastics and poaching. Savor the tastes of Hawaii on a coconut tasting tour, and spend time on an organic farm, where you could learn about taro, pineapple, or other Maui crops and how they fit into the island’s economy.

Adventure

Journey along the world-famous Road to Hana, a wild and scenic route along the island’s rugged east coast — stop along the way to explore lush botanical gardens and remote waterfalls. Take in Hawaii’s natural beauty from above as you take a ride on a breathtaking zipline. With over 30 miles of beaches to choose from, the island is the perfect place to try your hand at surfing or observe brightly-colored fish while snorkeling. Get your adrenaline pumping on a 450 ft. aquaball course, and cool off with a cup of shave-ice, a favorite island treat.

Lodging

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Program Type

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of animals?
  • Collaborate with experts on issues surrounding animal & wildlife conservation
  • Work side-by-side with your teen animal volunteer team as preserve the environment for marine life
  • Contribute to sustainable habitat projects that will help these animals to flourish

Dates & Tuition

Hawaii

Sea Turtle Marine Conservation™

12-Day Program
2020 Dates
 June 24 – July 5, 2020
 July 9 – July 20, 2020
 
Duration: 12 days
Tuition: $4,499
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 30
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:

  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support

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Custom Group Travel Option

Global Leadership Adventures offers open enrollment on this program to any high school student who wishes to join any of the summer session dates listed above. Students will meet other teens from around the country and the world who sign up for the same program dates and destination.

Alternatively, this program is also available as an option for custom group travel any time of the year for those looking to put together their own group trip.

GLA Custom Group Travel works with educators, group leaders, or self-led students to create a tailored experience for their specific group of 12 or more students. Select a pre-designed itinerary or select your own countries, themes, and learning objectives. GLA’s service-learning methodology is the vehicle through which students learn, grow and challenge themselves and their fellow travelers; our host communities welcome students’ energy and helping hands.

Leadership and personal growth are the core components of all of our programs, regardless of duration, destination or theme type and can be woven throughout every aspect of the experience through our intentional design as desired by the group leader. Our programs aim to ignite participants to become inspired to be the change.

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