Trinidad & Tobago [TEAM Adventure]

OVERVIEW:  Stay on the coast of Trinidad while you observe, collect data, and even rescue sea turtles under a starry night sky. Visit protected areas in Nariva Swamp, where you will find Amazon rainforest flora and fauna. Work with leading scientists in the conservation of the majestic blue and gold macaw. Explore Trini culture, music, and food. Finally, fly to the smaller island of Tobago to snorkel in Pirates Bay and even SCUBA dive coral reef ecosystems in the bay of Little Tobago. 

Application Closed, Program is at full enrollment

PROGRAM DATES: June 9-18, 2019

LENGTH: 10 Days

ELIGIBILITY: Those who will complete 8th grade by trip departure

TUITION: $5,250

INCLUDED: Includes international airfare, transfers, taxes and fees, accommodations, meals, transportation, national park fees, conservation program fees, guides, vehicles, location staff, SCUBA BCD vest, regulator, fins, dive instructors and all other trip activities.

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Trip insurance (around $100), personal items, souvenirs and food at airports. Participants may also want to purchase their own mask and snorkel for SCUBA diving.

DEPOSIT: $500 (applies toward tuition, non-refundable if accepted to the program)

LOCATIONS: Trinidad & Tobago, Nariva swamp, Matura Beach, Nature Seekers, Pirates Bay, Charlotteville

TOPICS: Community-based conservation, Trini culture, music and dance, blue & gold macaws, leatherback sea turtles.


EXPECTED ITINERARY

Below you will find the basic schedule for our program. ALL of the photos were taken by Sprout on location, so they show what you will experience when you join our TEAM Adventure to Trinidad & Tobago!

DAY 01: FLY TO TRINIDAD
Overnight: Nature Seekers, Matura, Trinidad

DAY 02: NARIVA SWAMP
Overnight: Nature Seekers, Matura, Trinidad
Nariva Swamp / Bush Bush Wildlife Sanctuary. blue & gold macaws

DAY 03: La BREA, TRINIDAD
Overnight: Nature Seekers, Matura, Trinidad
Local villages, La Brea pitch lake.

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DAY 04: MATURA Beach
Overnight: Nature Seekers, Matura, Trinidad
Leatherback sea turtles: Nature Seekers.

DAY 05: MATURA Beach & Glass Bead Making
Overnight: Nature Seekers, Matura, Trinidad
Leatherback sea turtles: Nature Seekers.

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DAY 06: MATURA Beach & Mermaid Pools
Overnight: Nature Seekers, Matura, Trinidad
Leatherback sea turtles: Nature Seekers.

Hike through the higher elevation Pine and Mora forest of Matura, down to the jungle, along the edge of a ravine carved from limestone to create pools, waterfalls and gorges. The trail descends down to the river, where three distinct pools are tightly nestled together to form the stunning area known as the Mermaid Pools. Of course we will jump into the water, swim, relax, and look for mermaids.

DAY 07: Fly to Tobago
Overnight: Charlotteville, Tobago

DAY 08: TOBAGO
SCUBA Diving
Overnight: Charlotteville, Tobago

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DAY 09: TOBAGO
SCUBA Diving
Overnight: Charlotteville, Tobago

DAY 10: TRAVEL HOME
Overnight: Home!


Sprout is so excited to begin a new partnership in Trinidad! Bernadette Plair is an amazing scientist and conservationist, and we will be working on her successful project to bring the blue and gold macaw back to Trinidad. Real people. Real science. The Sprout Experience. Check out this video.  It is a trailer for a documentary that was just produced about Bernadette and the project WE will be working on!

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