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Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

Fuel your passion for restoring the natural world through projects that preserve the habitats that wildlife and humans alike depend on.

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Change Your World

Are you passionate about preserving the natural world so that future generations can thrive?

  • Volunteer alongside organizations that are doing important work in the field
  • Recycle and repurpose scraps and litter for use in sustainable construction projects that benefit the community
  • Unlike typical outdoors summer camps for teens, learn about issues related to the environment, such as climate change, human security and sustainable living
  • Choose the ecosystem you'll be a part of protecting and preserving, including forests, islands and oceans

Explore GLA Environmental ConservationPrograms:

Restore the balance between the natural world and the growing human populations that depend on it.

Restore the balance between the natural world and the growing human populations that depend on it.

Discover the difference between native and invasive species, and how humans can both help and damage the environment.

Discover the difference between native and invasive species, and how humans can both help and damage the environment.

Encourage long-term community involvement in sustainble practices through service projects that utilize recycled materials and promote "green" living.

Encourage long-term community involvement in sustainble practices through service projects that utilize recycled materials and promote "green" living.

GLA Environmental Conservation Programs

Dominican Republic: Building a Sustainable World™

Dominican Republic: Building a Sustainable World™

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In a northern Dominican community where many Haitian families have resettled, environmental factors are key to their health and well-being. Constructing bottle buildings is one unique way to combine environmental sustainability with public service that has an impact on these families. Students on this program will also see the effects of climate change on a vital river and engage in a reforestation project.

Costa Rica: Empowering Rainforest Communities™

Costa Rica: Empowering Rainforest Communities™

Students on this program will have the opportunity to contribute to important sustainability projects in Costa Rica's rainforest and dry forest ecosystems. They'll also plant trees, cut trails in a National Park and learn firsthand what it's like to have an environmentally-focused career at a biological research station in the heart of the jungle.

Costa Rica: Protecting the Pacific™

Costa Rica: Protecting the Pacific™

Water is essential for the survival of all life, and there is no source of water with a greater impact than the ocean. Students on this program will see how gray water runoff pollutes the Pacific Ocean, and impacts the community of Bahia Ballena. Learn to be a guardian of the ocean as you work on projects such as building a water filtration system and contributing to coastal recycling initiatives.

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