The Phang Nga Blog
Now that Spring is approaching, many high school and college-aged students are considering what to do with their spring breaks as well as their summers. GVI offers alternative spring break projects doing marine conservation in Mexico or community development...
A month ago I arrived here in Ban Nam Khem after a nightmare of traveling. I was a day late in arriving and GVI helped me and organized a taxi for me that brought me to base at two in the morning. It was hectic but it all worked out and the staff to thank. I am an...
Thursday we were went to khao lak and did two beautiful hikes. We woke up early for these so that we could see as much wild life as possible. The first hike ran along the coastline and had many beautiful view points overlooking the ocean. We conducted a biodiversity...
Objectives: To improve and restore disturbed coastal habitats to a healthy state through the use of cleanups and re-vegetation respectively. To educate local children and adults on the importance of conservation in both marine and terrestrial environments To build...
Having been informed by GVI staff that we’d been invited by the Little Amazon Takua Pa to participate in Mangrove planting, I was pretty intrigued to find out what it would involve. First, there was a presentation about Mangroves; Mangroves are shrubs or...
One of the wonderful things about the Conservation programme is the range of activities on offer. From teaching English to adults at a national park, keeping beaches as clean as they deserve to be, scrubbing down cute baby turtles and educating children about the...
Travelling and meeting new people has always been a passion of mine. Wanting to try something different away from the generic touristy holiday, I decided to volunteer with GVI in Phang Nga, Thailand on their Coastal Conservation Expedition. Although skeptic at first,...
The four weeks I spent acquiring my TEFL certification were challenging, yet hugely rewarding for many reasons. Unlike some, I was lucky to come into this experience with some teaching experience after spending six weeks on the community project also based in Ban Nam...
Last week we went to Similan Island national park to help the park rangers with daily duties such as beach cleans, tourist management, and teaching them basic English skills. We started most days with a beach clean, so it would be ready for the tourists and also to...
Who knew living in Thailand didn’t have to be a choice between sacrificing the beautiful sight seeing or sacrificing the sense of cultural immersion? I’ve been at GVI’s Phang Nga base in Baan Nam Khem for two weeks now. Unlike so many of my fellow volunteers, who are...
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