Entries in #volunteer (37)


The Fence Of  Mangroves

Surrounding the camp and the village, along the beach and growing next to the rivers here, are mangroves. They easily stand out; looking either like floating big bushes during high tide, and thin Ents covered in shells walking on nail mats during low tide.

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Trip To Diego  University

This week 4 Frontier staff, 2 translators, and I (the lonely volunteer) paid a visit to the University of Antisiranana to teach English and Science.

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First Week, First  Impression

What makes someone leave their country, loved ones, and the comforts of western society for a 6 month position on the other side of the world?

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My First Ethogram  Walk

One morning, on the forest board it said that we were going on an “ethogram” walk. I had no idea what that was. But that made it sound even more exciting! Usually it says “reptile survey” or “Damsel + Dragonfly catching”, but “ethogram”? What on earth is an ethogram?

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Mora  Mora

‘Mora Mora’ – two words that perfectly sum up the Malagasy lifestyle here on Nosy Be. Directly translating to ‘slow slow’, is always on the lips of a local, etched into their everyday life in such a subtly pervasive way that it is practically impossible not to adapt.

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