We are a group of biologist who are working in some projects to develop sustainable production alternatives in Peru, to improve the quality of life of the people. We are working in coastal areas (near to Paracas) about seaweed farming (aquaculture) and we have a laboratory of seaweed production. Our objective is develop this technology and give it to the fisherman....there are many social and economic problem in this area...so, we try to give them more chances to live well
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
They can learn about social work, logistic, management or formulation of projects...how can be a leader...can learn about another cultural perception, spanish, food, music...can learn many biological activityes in work not in boring classes....we can give certificated or some paper they need.
We receive many requests from professionals around the world who wants to participate in our project. Unfortunately we cannot accept everyone because we do not have much space. We have to do a selection also because we orientate the stay as if it were a professional internship with responsabilityes and all formality as we can provide of our institution (Universidad Científica del Sur).
At the moment, our work aims to develop sustainable activities in Paracas region: production or good management of natural resources. Actually we are focus on seaweeds!
The work involves work in the production laboratory (non-axenic), work at sea (sowing, harvesting, monitoring), evaluation of experiments (physiology and reproduction of algae) and daily living activities (cleaning, cooking, etc.). We prefer a minimum stay of 3 weeks to organize the work with the volunteer... depending on the situation we can make some exception!
The work is hard, we woke up at the morning and we finish when we have to finish. Of course, we have free days when we can take relax, and we can provide you basic accomodations and food. Also we are doing clases for fisherman to give them all tools and knowledge to develop sustainable activityes of seaweeds farming. We are able to teach many things to the volunteers!
Our laboratory have an special area to live in the second floor... We have a living room and a room with cabins (for 6 person). Our location is in front of the sea, so you have an special sensation when you wake up. the bed are personal (1 place) and there is a place for students of university came (they finished they work, so...we have space). We provide food and we have a kitchen... we normally organize for prepare and cook, we have electricity, public water and the place is near to some touristic areas (Paracas, Ica)..
Learn how you can prepare the foods with local ingredientes can be a good experience.
We are near to Paracas turistic area, there are beautiful beaches...and we come back to Lima often (we are at 3 hours from lima). The weeknds can come back to the city and visit many places...there are transport and many alternatives to enjoy the free time
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
25 hours per week
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