SEE Turtles, a non-profit wildlife conservation travel operator, is teaming up with leading organic cereal company Nature’s Path to bring families to Costa Rica to volunteer with a sea turtle conservation project in 2015. Six winners (3 in Canada and 3 in the US) will have the opportunity to bring four people for an all-expenses paid trip to the beautiful Osa Peninsula to participate in a sea turtle research project in March 2015.
Winners of the EnviroTrip will spend three days working with Costa Rican organization Latin American Sea Turtles to catch endangered green and hawksbill sea turtles in the Golfo Dulce, a beautiful gulf located alongside the Osa Peninsula. The winners will help researchers set out nets, measure the turtles, and collect important data before releasing them back to the water. In addition, the winners will participate in a mangrove restoration project, helping to plant two species of mangrove trees that are critical to turtles and other wildlife of the Gulf. Finally, the winners will visit a chocolate farm to see how the world’s favorite treat is made.
Nature’s Path has long supported wildlife conservation efforts around the world through its EnviroKidz brand, which donates 1% of sales to organizations working to protect wildlife. Nature’s Path and SEE Turtles have been working together for five years to protect hatchlings through the Billion Baby Turtles project as well as supporting sea turtle educational programs. In addition to the EnviroTrip, Nature’s Path will be giving out prizes including gift baskets with turtle hatchling adoptions and free samples of EnviroKidz cereal and snacks.
SEE Turtles supports community-based sea turtle conservation organizations around Latin America through ecotourism and volunteer recruiting, educational programs, and fundraising.