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"Voluntourism": See the World--And Help Conserve It

"Voluntourism" ramps the ecological impulse up a notch, providing ways for vacationers to help save the world's sustainable resources

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Take Pride in America

www.takepride.gov
This U.S. Department of the Interior program aims to "help maintain and enhance our shared spaces." An individual can peruse the program’s Web site and select the state where he or she wants to travel.....[ More ]

GlobeAware

www.globeaware.org
"Cultural awareness and sustainability" is the mission. Volunteers take weeklong vacations and participate in projects ranging from planting trees or lining a road with oil lamps in Costa Rica to constructing water systems and improving orphanages in Ghana.....[ More ]

Shark Research Institute

www.sharks.org/expeditions.htm
Intermediate diving skills required.
If an adrenaline rush appeals to you, the institute offers ongoing projects aimed to protect all species of this endangered marine predator.....[ More ]

Arctic's Edge: Tracking the Demon

Want to Go? www.earthwatch.org/expeditions/kershaw.html
Cost: $2,946*
Upcoming expeditions: Oct. 4–Oct. 14, 2008; Feb. 15–Feb. 25, 2009; Feb. 28–March 10, 2009
*Includes room, meals, fees (all or most are U.S.....[ More ]

East Africa: Saving the Tarangire Migration

Want to Go? www.earthwatch.org/expeditions/newmark.html
Cost: $3,846*
Upcoming expeditions: Sept. 17–Sept. 27, 2008; Oct. 17–Oct. 27, 2008; Nov. 15–Nov. 25, 2008
*Includes room, meals, fees (all or most are U.S.....[ More ]

Easter Island

Vacationers unearth agricultural artifacts on Easter Island.....[ More ]

Easter Island

Want to Go?
www.earthwatch.org/expeditions/stevenson.html
Cost: $3,746*
Upcoming expeditions: Sept. 30–Oct. 13, 2008; Oct. 15–Oct. 28, 2008; March 22–April 4, 2009; April 7–April 20, 2009; April 22–May 5, 2009
*Includes room, meals, fees (all or most are U.S.....[ More ]

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