The MUIC Volunteer Club conducted its annual environmental field trip to Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi Province on the weekend of January 31-February 1, 2015.
The forty-five participants, under the supervision of forest rangers, spent the morning of the first day constructing a dam across one of the streams in order to check its rapid flow so that some forest areas will have more access to the water.
In the afternoon the group worked on replenishing certain areas, called salt licks suitable for forest animals to consume, by adding a mixture of vitamins and minerals. On the second day the participants, once again under the supervision of forest officials, went on a conservation trip through the national park to learn about the forest’s ecosystem.
While this field trip was meant to raise the consciousness of club members regarding environmental issues, it also provided an opportunity for a different kind of volunteer work.