Archive for the Volunteers Category

Vanderbilt University March 1-8, 2014

Vanderbilt University March 1-8, 2014

Pepperdine University Feb 22-28, 2014

Pepperdine University Feb 22-28, 2014

Creating a new space

Creating a new space

Vanderbilt Alternative Winter Break.

Why volunteer here?

Why volunteer here?

Why volunteer at Las Casas de la Selva? See this 3 minute video by Ben Zenner.

Frogging

Frogging

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Frogging at Las Casas de la Selva!

Globalworks, Vista Mar, El Segundo, California

Globalworks, Vista Mar, El Segundo, California

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Globalworks bringing teenagers from Vista Mar, LA, on a life-changing adventure trip in Puerto Rico, and helping us make a homestead path in one day! Wow!

Northwestern University, Chicago

Northwestern University, Chicago

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Tree planting (Styrax portoricensis) with students from Northwestern University of Chicago…beautiful days in the forest.

Norman on sabbatical

Norman on sabbatical

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In 2012 Norman Greenhawk was honored by Earthwatch with a Neville Schulman Award. The award is given for the training of emerging environmental leaders. For the award, Norman submitted a proposal: “Herpetological Conservation in the Neo-Tropics: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, and he is currently two and a half months into his seven month sabbatical.

June 2013: Above: Norman Greenhawk with Nahir Tejada in the PARC (Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project) quarantine room, located at Summit Zoological and Botanical Park in Panama.  The frogs are being stored here in temporary housing as the project finalizes it’s relocation to the new facility in the nearby community of Gamboa.  Every day, over 150 plastic tanks of frogs have to be cleaned and the frogs have to be provided with fresh water and food. Norman is holding an Atelopus limosus and Nahir holds an Atelopus glyphus.  Collectively, members of the genus Atelopus are known as “Harlequin frogs”, and are highly susceptible to the Chytrid fungus that is decimating frog populations worldwide.  The goal of PARC is to preserve a genetically diverse breeding population in captivity in the event that these species go extinct in the wild, as the Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki) is currently.

Appalachian State University on an Alternative Spring Break

Appalachian State University on an Alternative Spring Break

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Students from Appalachian University at Las Casas de la Selva till Saturday! Plastering work on homestead, and building a bridge in a day! Wow! Thank you team for excellent work in all areas.

Volunteers

Volunteers

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DJ and Niki Faller volunteered at Las Casas de la Selva in late February 2013. We carried endangered tree saplings (Styrax portoricensis) to various staging areas in the forest ready for planting.

 

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