SEEDS - Workcamps in Iceland - Meet us - don't eat us ()
This is the call of an IFAW-led effort in partnership with IceWhale (the Association of Icelandic Whale Watchers) to persuade locals and tourists. Meet Us Don't Eat Us is a joint project between IFAW and IceWhale that was launched in Reykjavík in the spring of So far numerous. “Meet Us Don´t Eat Us,” a joint project between IFAW and IceWhale (the Association of Icelandic Whale Watchers), was launched in Reykjavík in the summer of.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness about whale protection in a friendly and peaceful manner.
- Meet us don't eat us!
Volunteers will also be given the opportunity to prepare and carry out acts or actions to grab attention and entertain passers-by. We encourage each volunteer to come prepared with some ideas of awareness rising for this project, to discuss them with the group and try to implement them. SEEDS is looking for enthusiastic and open people for this workcamp.
Volunteers have to be ready to approach people on the street and start conversations with them. Volunteers with passion for animal and environment protection are encouraged to apply as the work can become a bit repetitive.
Our goal is to raise awareness among tourists and locals that by tasting whale meat in Icelandic restaurants they encourage whaling. Iceland was one of the first countries in the world to ban commercial whaling.
Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities.
Meet us don’t eat us
The camp is located in Reykjavik, Europe's most northern capital, a friendly and vibrant city that manages to combine the intimacy of a small-town atmosphere with all the qualities of a modern, trendy city. Volunteers will work 7 hours a day, five days a week and can go whale watching for free and have also have free entrance to the Whales of Iceland exhibition.
No, it is neither. In fact more tourists taste it than Icelanders actually do. I had a good time with Marvin and Siggi. I think they are both intelligent and open, and I can only agree with the way in which they were conducting their work.
It was an open atmosphere which also provided space for discussion regarding the work as well as topics not related to the work Mathilde Very enjoyable!
You were both approachable and very knowledgeable about the subject. I learnt a lot, so thank you.
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Julia "Personally, I really enjoyed the work. Both of you were friendly and took care of the volunteers. I really enjoyed the training in the beginning, and I am glad for the whale watching and the whale museum as well.