USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA

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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge: USA Big Cats - Voluntee...

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UPDATE: we have gotten a better price for Accomodation on site!
it's going to be from SGD$55/pax/night instead of SGD$85.5/pax/night!
And can be cheaper if more people sign up. :)

Got a Question? Keen to Join?
Whatsapp Message ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS @ +65 9184 0209.


VOLUNTEER FOR BIG CATS IN THE USA


@ Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
ALWAYS WANTED TO GET INVOLVED IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION?

Through our Conservation contacts during our 1 month in South Africa in 2014, we met many interesting, passionate individuals now working in the Conservation field all over the World. Here's your chance to learn from an authentic Conservation establishment in the USA, Turpentine Creek.

ABOUT TURPENTINE CREEK WILDLIFE REFUGE

With over 100 Exotic Cats and other Wildlife, Turpentine Creek is one of the Largest Big Cat Sanctuaries in the USA.

Lions, Cougars, Leopards, Tigers & Bears are displayed in large natural habitats & enclosures.

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
MEET HANNAH, OUR TURPENTINE CREEK HOST

We met Hannah in South Africa in 2014. We were there together for 1 month whilist she was doing a programme on Wildlife Research.

She will be our main local host during this Wildlife Conservation Volunteer experience on weekdays, as well as bring us around Eureka Springs during weekends!

"I have had a passion for big cats since I can remember, always wearing leopard print clothing to school and watching nature documentaries.

Once graduating high school, I realized the vast problems with big cats in captivity, and vowed to dedicate my career to protect them." 

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
"My degree is a Bachelors of Science in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University. I have pursued various internship opportunities and hands on experience at true sanctuaries. 

I have worked at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in AR. My goal is continue to grow and learn to be the best person I can and save our precious wildlife for the future. 


My experience includes both animal care and education, with a goal to create more advocates for animal welfare and protect endangered species.

I strive to continue my education and explore innovative ways to make a difference in this world." 

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA

WHAT WILL WE DO? (WEEKDAYS)

EXPERIENCE THE NECESSARY WORK IT TAKES TO RUN A TRUE SANCTUARY

- Shadow the Big Cat Care process.
- Get Involved in Building & Improving the Big Cats' Habitats.
* Physically Demanding / Manual Labour

- Make Enrichment Toys for the Big Cats.

Helping the Big Cats stay active in their captive environment is an important part of caring for Big Cats in captivity. We want them to be able to discover new smells, find new toys, and stay active in their captive environment. 

We give them perfumes, scent bags, cardboard boxes, tubes, big plastic toys. Keeping their minds & bodies stimulated helps to deter captive depression.

- Learn about the problems Exotic Pet Trade are causing.

Many of the Animals at Turpentine Creek are victims of the Exotic Pet Trade.

- International Advocacy Programme

Be an Ambassador of Turpentine Creek to the World & Asia, by sharing about your Conservation experience.

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
WHAT WILL WE DO? (WEEKENDS)


ABOUT EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, USA


Eureka Springs is a popular local tourist destination for people in the USA, for its unique character as a Victorian village.

The city has steep winding streets filled with Victorian style cottages and manors.

The historic commercial downtown of the city has an extensive streetscape of well-preserved Victorian buildings.

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
Eureka Springs Down Town

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
Eureka Springs Thorncrown Chapel

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA

Eureka Springs St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

EUREKA SPRINGS IS ALSO POPULAR FOR ITS OUTDOOR LOVER LAKES, CAVES, HORSEBACK RIDING..

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
Eureka Springs Beaver Lake

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
Eureka Springs Onyx Caves

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
Eureka Springs Bear Mountain Riding Stable

USA BIG CATS EXPEDITION DATES

Based on current favourable airfares / dated 4 July 2018
& Making use of 9 Aug National Day Public Holiday.

THIS EXPEDITION WILL BE 10 DAYS 
TUE 7 AUG - FRI 17 AUG

This requires 7 days of Leave counting
Wed 8 Aug - Fri 17 Aug. 

USA BIG CATS EXPEDITION COSTS

PROGRAMME COST
 S$498 (to be paid here through threeplaygrounds.com)
@ Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Weekdays Only
Weekend Recreational Activities at Own Cost

ACCOMODATION COST S$684 - S$1026 (to be paid directly to Turpentine Creek)
SGD$385 per pax for for 7 nights

ACCOM UPDATE: we have gotten a better price for Accomodation on site!
it's going to be from SGD$55/pax/night instead of SGD$85.5/pax/night!
And can be cheaper if more people come. :)

Glamping Style, min 2 pax, up to 6 pax.. includes:
- Air Con (it will be Summer in Eureka Springs)
- Wifi / Internet Connection
- Electrical Outlets

- Shared Bathroom near the Tent
- Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash

- Dining Tables & Chairs
- Cups, Plates, Bowls, Spoons

- Coffee + Machine, Tea
- Mini Fridge
- Microwave

- Outdoor Sitting Area
- Fire Pit with Sitting Area
- Nearby Pond

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA

USA Big Cats - Volunteer Expedition starting at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR, USA
FLIGHT COST S$1.7k - S$1.9k (purchase on your own)
S$848 - S$948 / way 

BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT DETAILS

https://www.britishairways.com

DEPART SINGAPORE
TUESDAY 7 AUGUST
23.15 via British Airways

ARRIVE SINGAPORE
FRIDAY 17 AUGUST
16.05 via British Airways
(depart Arkansas WED 15 AUG)

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OPTION (FROM TUE 7 AUG) TO EXTEND TILL WED 22 AUG
Making use of 22 AUG Hari Raya Public Holiday

15 DAYS EXPEDITION
TUE 7 AUG - WED 22 AUG

This requires 9 days of Leave counting
Wed 8 Aug - Fri 17 Aug. 

DEPART SINGAPORE
TUESDAY 7 AUGUST
23.15 via British Airways
(same departing flight)

ARRIVE SINGAPORE
WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST
16.05 via British Airways
(depart Arkansas MON 20 AUG)

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

Please read through the following terms of participation before RSVP: http://www.threeplaygrounds.com/pages/champion-terms-of-participation

Disclaimer: Your safety and well-being during the trip are your sole responsibility. By RSVP for this event, you have confirmed that you have read, acknowledged, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of participating this trip.

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Got a Question? Keen to Join?
Whatsapp Message ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS @ +65 9184 0209.