Thailand Elephant Conservation Expedition Summer 2022
Local environmentally concerned high school students traveled to Thailand in Summer 2022 to take part in biological conservation research and sustainability leadership initiatives. Students experienced all of the wonders of Thailand from the historic Bangkok temples and markets, to learning about local sustainable farming practices, to cooking traditional meals, taking part in an overnight jungle cruise, and actively participating in elephant conservation. Students also interacted with local communities and farmers to gain valuable insight into the native culture. Students had the opportunity to work with scientific experts in the field to learn about the unique wildlife in the area and the current threats to biodiversity. In addition, students gained experience conducting hands-on conservation research while assisting with ongoing elephant conservation and reforestation projects with Ourland Thailand, Bring the Elephant Home, and Elephant Haven.