The job of Beachkeepers is to provide tender loving care to nesting beaches. Beachkeepers focus on a particular beach and take care of:
- regular litter cleanup
- monitoring and recording possible nest activity (during the nesting season, April through December)
- reporting problems (vehicles on the beach, hazardous waste, stranded sea turtles)
To be a Beachkeeper:
- you must have your own transportation to the beach
- experience is not necessary but enthusiasm is a must!
Optional educational activity: Beachkeepers who are committed and interested are encouraged to take a two-hour training in Bonaire Sea Turtle Basics, which provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about Bonaire’s sea turtles. You are then prepared to explain the Beachkeeper program to curious beach-goers, to answer their basic questions about sea turtles and STCB’s work, and distribute STCB’s educational material. You don’t have to be an expert: most questions are pretty simple, and when people ask questions you can’t answer, your job is to connect them directly to STCB staff.
- Donkey Beach
- Windsock Beach
- Atlantis and Fish Hut beaches
- Baby Beach