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Earthonauts

A MISSION OF SUSTAINABILITY, EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURE.

The Earthonauts program offers travelers a chance to examine their relationships with our planet and reconnect with nature on an all-expenses-paid trip to the island of Bonaire. Join our mission, and together, we can usher in a new era for eco-conscious travel.

“Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

—Carl Sagan, planetary scientist, astronomer, author

Mangazina di Rei

Focused on preserving the Bonarian way of life, this arts-focused organization hosts community events, provides educational resources and assists with internships.

Flamingos

STINAPA

This non-governmental, not-for-profit organization maintains the island’s national parks and leads restoration projects.

Kayaking through mangroves

Mangrove Maniacs

In addition to supporting mangrove research and upkeep, this group maintains nurseries and assists with reforestation.

Donkeys

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

Home to more than 700 animals, this sanctuary cares for some of the donkeys on Bonaire, while providing educational tours for locals and visitors.

People cleaning up the Bonaire beaches

Clean Coast Bonaire

By conducting regular clean up surveys, this group keeps Bonaire’s beaches clean, while collecting data that contributes to local, regional & global solutions.

Diver taking notes

Discover Reef Renewal Dive

As reefs around the world face the threat of die-off, this dedicated team works tirelessly to maintain Bonaire’s thriving reef systems.

Elsmarie Beukenboom

Elsmarie Beukenboom

Formerly with the STINAPA organization, Elsmarie is a local leader in restoration projects and a valued member of the community.

Buoys in water

Piskabon

A cooperative representing the local fishing community, this group leads projects that improve safety and sustainability.

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Partners

Learn more about the conservation groups and sustainability-focused organizations that you could be working with on this mission.

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The Earthonauts program was created by the island of Bonaire’s tourism board to help travelers connect with the natural world. Using video or text, let us know by October 1, 2022, why you want to join Earthonauts. If selected, you’ll spend approximately five days exploring the island and assisting local conservation groups.

To qualify, you must be 18 years or older, with a valid U. S. Passport, able to travel in mid-November, and physically capable of assisting local conservation groups. Diver certification is a plus, but not required. Flights, lodging and meals will be provided.

Five winners will be selected based on their perceived passion for protecting Earth and exploring its wonders on the island of Bonaire. Winners should expect to spend up to six hours of each day participating in the program.

Be sure to share your videos on Instagram using #EarthonautsBonaire and tagging @bonairetourism.

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FAQs

If selected, we will make travel arrangements with you personally.

This is a solo mission. However, if someone would like to come with you at their own expense, they are welcome. They just won’t be able to participate in any Earthonauts events.

Lying outside of “Hurricane Alley” to the south, Bonaire offers a consistently warm and sunny climate, averaging around 30 °C year round. During the rainy season from December through March, you can expect daily downpours, but they usually don’t last long and the sun almost always reappears afterward.

You will need activewear, bathing suits and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Sun protection such as long sleeve swim shirts and hats are strongly recommended.

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