Turtle Nest Monitor, Galapagos - (During nesting season only: December – May)
Available in Cuba from
May – October

See also our Costa Rica Program

Role Overview

As a turtle nesting season assistant with the Galapagos National Park you will walk our beautiful 5k beach twice a day, while taking important nesting baseline data. Identify species (hawksbill and green), determine nesting patterns, monitor nest sizes, and contribute to a larger conservation effort in Galapagos. Whenever possible, and if desired, we will team you up in pairs of 2 so that you can work in buddy pair for added fun and safety.


During nesting season only: December – May
4 hours a day: 6-8AM (first light) and 8-10PM (dark)


  • Basic level of Spanish
  • A genuine passion for animal conservation
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Flexibility in work schedules and tasks to accommodate day to day needs of a local institution
  • Physical ability to work outdoors with potentially high sun, element, and temperature exposure
  • Ability to independently collect and register data

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