We believe that through first-hand experiences, people can develop a more intimate understanding of the problems that climate change brings. Our programs cover topics like coastal rehabilitation, youth education and development, habitat restoration, and more. Together, we can leave a better world for the people of tomorrow than what was left for us.
Our Better Places (“OBP”) is a collaborative program between its director, Diana Perez, and the non-profit organization Connect Outdoors. OBP is centered around three tenets, Education, Conservation, and Outreach. As an organization we want to educate people via first-hand experience about the impacts of climate change in the most susceptible areas around the world, and how to help mitigate the detrimental impacts of such changes.
Our Better Places prides itself with connecting participants to local communities and the outdoors. Trips are conducted during spring, summer, and winter break for the duration of one week. Other dates can be arranged for single travelers. A minimum of five students is required for a trip to take place. Volunteers pay an all-inclusive program fee that covers lodging, meals, training, staff, and in-country transportations.
We are always looking for volunteers! We have several service projects and trips in Florida and the Carribean. Interested? Fill out this application and we'll be in contact