Volunteering USA California Nature Conservation – Alice
Receive further information about our project in California. Alice spent six weeks as a nature conservation volunteer in the USA. Learn more in her field report.
Volunteering in California
There are only three days left until the big trip to America starts! By now I wasn’t that excited but today I’m starting to be kind of nervous but I’m looking forward to my journey to California, too. It was a dream of mine to visit America one day and I’m really happy that I found such a good way to see the beautiful golden state and do some volunteer work. Since I was a child
I’m interested in nature and animals so NATUCATE was the perfect choice for me. It’s great to be more than a tourist and I hope I will meet a lot of people and get new impressions. Besides I hope that I can be a part of California´s nature conservation and make a contribution to a better world in that way. I can’t wait to be in Santa Cruz and learn more about our projects and the American landscape. Now there are just a few things left to do and I’m happy that I made the decision to go to California!
First project is done!
After nine days in Napa County I know a lot about native and non native plants, I saw different animals and – most important – I met a lot of people. The weather was nice and I enjoyed the nights in the tent. Our camp was close to a beautiful sea and the landscape was exciting. After the days outside it’s nice to be in the house again. Santa Cruz is such a nice place and here is a lot to explore. The nature is great and there are a lot of interesting stores and restaurants in the city. I’m looking forward to my next project near to San Diego and the off-days in Tahoe!
Back in Germany
The six weeks in America are over now and I had a good time there. I’m happy that I made the decision to go there and Santa Cruz is a really nice place and I enjoyed the off days there. There’s a lot to do like hiking, shopping or going to the beach. After a few days in the house there it feels like my new home and I met a lot of nice people from all over the world.
It’s a good experience to live and work with them because you get to know each other a lot more than you would if you are just a tourist. Sometimes there are free concerts on the beach of Santa Cruz and it’s really nice to be around the boardwalk and the beach.
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