Service Project, Peru
Date: October 2019
Aiglon Service Projects offer our students incredible opportunities worldwide to engage in local community projects, addressing real world issues and inspiring them to become agents of positive change. Not only do our students absorb the reality of life in an unfamiliar environment, but they also learn more about themselves on a daily basis.
This environmental service project takes place in the Taricaya Ecological Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. Working in conjunction with Projects Abroad and Animal Defenders International, the project will focus on the rehabilitation of wildlife, rescued from various locations around the country
Our students will be involved in collecting data on different plant and animal species for biodiversity studies, assisting with the animal rescue, rehabilitation, and release program, helping staff with endangered butterfly and turtle breeding programs, tending crops such as bananas, avocados, and chilies on a pilot farm. Perhaps most importantly they will be raising awareness in communities about sustainable living.
In addition to this valuable work, there will be time for sightseeing and certainly the visit to the Machu Picchu world heritage site will be a highlight of the trip!
This project is led by Mrs. Laura Hamilton and is open to students in Year 12 and 13. It is scheduled to run from Saturday, 12th October to Tuesday, 22nd October.