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Volunteer Vacations

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    Make a difference with Earthwatch Institute. Work in the field side by side with scientists collecting information to save species and their habitats and to better understand earth and its people. Learn ways to ensure the future of our planet. You’ll goplaces few people visit and do things few people get to do. For example, every spring, female sea turtles around the world head to the beaches to mate and lay eggs. The mating takes place offshore, and as one turtle researcher describes it, “Imagine you are an inner-tube with flippers trying to hold onto another inner-tube.” Awkward, yes but this process has been going on since the age of dinosaurs. With humans collecting eggs, hunting turtles, and using turtle nesting grounds for resorts, sea turtles the world over are struggling for survival and need our help. You can volunteer and observe nesting sea turtle moms on moonlit beaches, tag and measure them, count eggs, move unsuitably placed nests, or help hatchlings safely scuttle to the sea. Pick from turtle projects in Costa Rica, Florida, Trinidad, US Virgin Islands, Barbados, and Malaysia. Earthwatch matches people from all walks of life with scientific and conservation projects worldwide.

POB 75, Maynard, MA 01754-2275


Where is Alyx?

Alyx is near the 10,677-ft elevation of this Ski Resort offering awesome views and super ski slopes. Where is she? Click here to find out.

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Camping the Great Outdoors
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   "Since that first camping trip, all of our trips have been only partially planned, with itineraries set more as ideas than as fixed schedules.  We usually take each day one at a time, and do whatever feels right for that particular day.  Slowing down to smell the roses has never been so sweet as when we travel with our two kids!"  -- David, Westminster, MD

 Take it from David, there's a time to plan and a time to take one day at a time.


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