Elephant Conservation and Ecology- Thailand


Students will travel throughout Thailand, seeing the sights of Bangkok and participating in hands-on science research and conservation work with elephants.  Participants will visit Sai Yok and Kui Buri National Parks, as well as travel to Kanchanaburi Province where they will go on safari and work hands on at an elephant sanctuary.  Students will complete service projects, visit a local school, spend a night camping on a houseboat, and spend a night in a homestay community.  Partner organization include: Smithsonian, Bring the Elephant Home, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary, Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary and the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

Learn more here:   https://vimeo.com/147793971

Host Organization:  Smithsonian Student Adventures

Location: Thailand

Length of Stay: 9 days

Language Requirements: 

Grade Level:  Open to all grade levels

Service Hours:  Juniors and seniors are credited with 10 service hours toward their Christian Service requirement

Program Dates: April 18-28, 2019

Program Cost: approx. $3700-3900 (includes, lodging, on country transportation and most meals.  Airfare not included (estimated $1000-1500)
 Limited financial aid is available through the application process.

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