"I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for experience in fieldwork, an adventure and the opportunity to live in paradise!"
Age: 27 years old
University of Alberta, Canada:
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Minor in Chemistry.
Bamfield Marine Science Centre in British Columbia, Canada:
Placement: Research Field Assistant
Time Length: 4 weeks 2013
" Kanahua is a new upcoming conservation and research facility on the island of Utila. Steve Clayson and Andrea Martinez, the research directors, truly love conservation, science and the island and it reflects in the dedication to Kanahua. In the short time that Kanahua has been running, they have developed a well documented and supported bat protocol for the inventory of the island of Utila. They also have various other studies – snakes, insects and iguanas from researchers around the world. Many people on the island recognize their work and their faces around town and offer help to the projects where ever they are able. This organization has huge potential to be a local resource for universities, researchers and independent groups looking to conduct research in the Caribbean. This island has huge potential to discover new species, new biological behaviours or continuing to study its endemic species. Kanahau is open to ideas and will help organize the necessary logistics to conduct new research on the island. I greatly enjoyed my time with Kanahau. They were very flexible with my schedule, and I was able to study and see many new things on Utila. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for experience in fieldwork, an adventure and the opportunity to live in paradise! "