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Raising Awareness about environmental Conservation through Educational outreach on loggerhead sea turtles
Start date: Aug 1, 2012,

The Katelios Group, a private organisation located on the island Kefalonia in Greece, aims to promote conservation practices amongst the local communities of the island through environmental education and the promotion of planned and sustainable development. We plan to host one volunteer coming from a partner country (USA). The volunteer will spend twelve months with the Katelios Group to help educate the local community on the importance of conservation of the local environment and the importance of the endangered Loggerhead sea turtle. They will actively participate in raising environmental awareness, bringing in their own ideas and perspectives from their experiences and merging them with local ideas. They will interact with locals and visitors in the area of Katelios, develop information to distribute at beach nesting sites and at the Katelios Group's Environmental Info Centre, and will educate the public about the importance of conserving nature. The volunteer will live in close contact with the local community, among other young people from the local village and with other volunteers coming from all countries of Europe and the rest of the world. This volunteer will be monitored by experienced staff in all activities, and supported by a mentor who is a previous EVS volunteer.
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