Coral Reef Restoration (Part 2) with Baandinthai

  • March 24, 2013 · 6:00 AM
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The impact of global warming in many areas, as we've been informed through TV and newspapers has affected the Gulf of Thailand by a 3-5 degrees rise in temperature. As a result, it affected various species particularly the coral reefs of Thailand.

A single day event to plant corals along the coast and we're inviting everyone to join in their free time. The project is supported by the Foundation of Marine Science of Thailand.
http://www.baandinthai.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=351:-1-56&catid=47:-56&Itemid=73

Cost of participation: ฿750

Breakdown:
1. Meal for Lunch
2. Transportation (Van/Shuttle Bus) Air Bus
3. Instructor's Fees for teaching volunteers how to plant corals
4. Equipments for the project

Itinerary of the Event:

6.00 am - 7.00 am: Meeting at 7-11 in front of King Power, Rangnam Road
7.00 am - 10:00 am: Travel together by Van to Samaesan, Sattahip
(Drop at Motorway, Rest Area, Bangpakong around 15-20 Minute)
10.00 am - 11.00 am : Welcome  speech and briefing about coral and coastal ecosystems.
11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Start of Activity
12.30 - 13.00: Rinse/Clean and Change Clothes
13.00 - 14.00: Lunch
14.00 - 15.00: Travel and visit the Turtle Conservation Centre
15.00 - 18.00: Travel back to Bangkok

NOTE: I advise anyone who's interested to join in this project to be very sure that they're not suffering from a hydrophobia or inability to swim. The activity is purely about swimming and snorkeling and the volunteers are  supported by life vests. But if you have a constant fear of water, we'll see you on our next volunteer activity then. To check some photos of the previous meetup last October 2012, visit this link:
http://www.meetup.com/Bangkok-Volunteers/photos/11140872/

I asked for at least 10 lunchboxes of vegetarian food for 22 people who will go in this trip.

Celilu
Organizer

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Celilu, was it a one time event? Are you planning this type of project in near future?

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Cel

      Hi Rinika. I have to wait for the organization's advise, the 6th coral reef restoration for this group possibly might fall on March.

      January 24, 2014

  • Nicole

    Great event, great people! :)

    3 · March 25, 2013

    • Cel

      I couldn't agree more, Nicole :)

      March 25, 2013

  • Mal

    It seems like a really fantastic project you have going there Celilu. I hope it all went well for you and all the volunteers and you all had a good day out for this fantastic task. All the best Mal (Melbourne Australia)

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Cel

      It did well, Mal! I hope all is good with you too in Melbourne!!

      March 25, 2013

  • Khristine C.

    I'm a little bit late in finding this but I hope there would be more coral reef restoration activity in the future. I'm very interested to join.

    1 · March 22, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Christine, yes there will be in the coming months for sure. The organization will advise us of the schedule.

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • Cel

    For every event that I posted in this meetup, all I wanted is for people to reply to all my messages that I sent to their inbox for their confirmations. I have no way of knowing what happened with the "Reply" button on their mail accounts or when is the next time they'll check their emails. If I can't be considerate this time is because it's not fair to ME, where I didn't fail to work things out, remind people and coordinate with the organization; and also not fair to ANYBODY who responded to all my messages very responsibly. We're no longer kids here, and just be understanding that events in this group are recurring and there is always next time.

    March 22, 2013

  • Natasha C.

    Cel, do you have the map for the meetup point on Sunday?

    March 21, 2013

    • Cel

      I sent an email to everyone about the map, Natasha.

      March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be available this weekend, please let us know if there are any available places, even if it comes up the day before. We'd love to come!

    March 20, 2013

  • Cel

    We need to finalize the payments for this event tomorrow afternoon as required by the organization. Please let me know as soon as possible how you can settle it with me. Thanks!

    March 20, 2013

    • Cel

      and thanks to all who paid thru bank transfers and went to see me now in Emporium. Ye people rock!! \m/

      March 20, 2013

  • Cel

    I sent an email for all the attendees to this event, kindly check your inbox and please advise me of your status. Thanks!

    March 20, 2013

  • Cel

    I will be in Sukhumvit 26 tomorrow evening for the last stop to pick up donations. Anyone who wants to pay for this event can meet at Emporium. Please email me back you mobile numbers and I'll SMS yo from time to time. Maybe around 20.30 ish but I can't be certain, depends on the traffic situation. See yah!!

    March 19, 2013

    • Cel

      We need to consolidate our payments to Baandinthai this coming Thursday. Please check your emails to know my bank account number if you can't see me tomorrow evening.

      March 19, 2013

    • Cel

      Payment from Natasha Chang received

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it :( need to go back hometown... Hope to join next time

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Cel

    I sent an email to all the participants of this event, please reply.I will start filtering the number of people to go and will finalize on Tuesday, March 19 and check if we can come up with 30 heads.

    March 14, 2013

    • nicki

      Nicki confirmed too. I can meet you in emporium at 8:30pm too

      1 · March 19, 2013

    • Cel

      please email me back your mobile nicki so I can update u anytime and if i'm in emporium already. thank and see you!

      March 19, 2013

  • maka a.

    Hi Celilu , where in Asok will you be Wednesday? can we arrange to meet there somewhere around terminal ? to arrange payment ? or where will you be located? thanks

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Cel

      Email me back your mobile, Mukunda. I will update you because we'll be in many places tomorrow evening picking donations.

      March 19, 2013

  • Cel

    The event is confirmed and still open, 23 participants as of March 18, 16.49 hrs

    March 18, 2013

  • Shayan N.

    My previous company did this last year. It was a wonderful experience!

    1 · March 18, 2013

    • Cel

      I agree, this is my 2nd time actually :)

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still Open? My friend and i would like to join

    1 · March 18, 2013

    • Cel

      Yes, still open. I will keep everyone updated about the payments. See you!

      March 18, 2013

  • Cel

    This event is finally CONFIRMED. Please check your emails from time to time for more updates on the payments.

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was confirmed for this event before but my confirmation was revoked. I would like to confirm my attendance, excited for the event!

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Kyle, I revoked some RSVPs made in this event because for several times that I sent an email of confirmation, I never got a single reply. I must do it because if we can't come out with 30 people to go on this trip, I will cancel this and go to Kanchanaburi instead. I'm doing this to all organized activity in this group, I just need a simple reply. I will keep everyone posted about the status of this event for sure :)

      March 17, 2013

  • Cel

    I filtered the list of people for this event based on the replies and the non-replies to my very persistent/annoying messages. As of today we have 19 in this network and I have 2 other friends who will go. Total is 21. If anyone whom I removed wants to be included again, please email me :)

    March 16, 2013

  • Amornrat

    I confirmed to join the event :-)

    1 · March 15, 2013

    • Cel

      see you Amornrat!

      March 16, 2013

  • maka a.

    I would like to confirm and my girlfriend Shanil(who is also on rsvp list) :)

    1 · March 15, 2013

    • Cel

      thank you for the reply Mukunda and Shanil!! :)

      March 15, 2013

  • Cel

    I sent another email to those who haven't replied to my email yet. This event is purely swimming and snorkeling (supported by life vest) to and from the raft where we will screw corals to pvc pipes, nobody is going underwater on scuba outfit. To have a glimpse of what we did previously, please check this photo album http://www.meetup.com/Bangkok-Volunteers/photos/11140872/

    March 15, 2013

  • Giselle

    a great way to give back, looking forward to this :)

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Amornrat

    Yay! I'm in

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Aniko S.

    I am sorry but I won't be able to make it on the 24th. :( I have changed my RSVP so someone else must have my place now. :) Ohhhh, I was so happy to get a spot but then I realized the date. :(
    Cel, when is the next Coral Reef Rest. event, do you know already?

    March 13, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Aniko, thanks for being mindful about your status. I still have no idea when will be the next, but they normally do it bi-monthly. So probably on month of May but i can't be certain yet. You'll know for sure!

      March 13, 2013

  • Aniko S.

    Sorry, can not make it on this date. :(

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Lou

    Woo hoo, I'm totally in!

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Cel

      Yeah!! :D

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im terribly sorry, i realize you asked many times to be sure about the rsvp, but i got a bit confused with the changing date and as if today I found a new job starting on the 25, so i wont be able to make it after all! Im sorry, hope I made somebody else happy now with my spot. And very sorry I have to miss it...:-(

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Etje, I really need to be persistent in asking people about their status in all of the events for this group. Some of them doesn't show-up on the day nor even reply to my messages at all. I will remove them from the list to give others the chance and advise the organization the final list of participants. Organizing is never easy. This event was originally scheduled this coming Sunday March 16 but was moved to March 24 next week...and we're allowed to have at least 30-35 people because it's exclusive for our meetup group. Thank you for changing your RSVP and see you next time!

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cant on the 24th :(

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Cel

      It's ok, we'll see you next time!

      March 13, 2013

  • Aniko S.

    Hey everyone. I am on the waiting list with 15 people so probably won't be able to join this time. I have a question though.... I have done snorkelling before, 2x and I have no problem with swimming BUT I am wearing glasses. The last 2 times I was wearing contact lenses but I have just found out recently that it's quite dangerous for my eye health to swim or be in the sea wearing contacts so I am not going to do that any more.

    Anyone knows if I can snorkel with my glasses on?? Cel, did you have any volunteers in the past who snorkelled with glasses on??
    Is it possible... ? I am not sure.

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • Aniko S.

      Ah cool. So I have a chance to join. :) Thanks. Let me know what he says.

      1 · March 11, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Aniko, you can join the waiting list. The date has been moved to March 24, Sunday. Thanks!

      March 13, 2013

  • Cel

    I need at least 30 people in this event. The date was moved next week March 24, Sunday and if you think you can't make it, please change your RSVPs so giving the people in the waiting list and other members to move up. Thank you!!

    March 13, 2013

  • Cel

    I sent an email to all Attendees and Waiting List, please check your inbox. Thanks!

    March 11, 2013

    • Amornrat

      I'll join the activity, please send me the detail.

      March 11, 2013

  • Amornrat

    The activity is interesting, but I'm not good at swimming.
    I'll join the next activities :-)

    1 · March 9, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Amornrat, if you're not a good swimmer and you want to join this trip, you'll take a boat going to the raft to screw corals with the others.

      1 · March 11, 2013

    • Amornrat

      Great! I would love to have such exciting experiences or I can go see them to get a feel for :-)

      March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be available this weekend, please let us know if there are any available places, even if it comes up the day before. We'd love to come!

    1 · February 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thankyou for getting me in :D Just checking, i signed up to bring 1 guest, is that still okay? It is brett worth, he is now a member of this group and is coming to the 1st fold note book and PAWS activity too. He just hadn't signed up when i RSVPd to this event. Thanks, jade

      1 · March 9, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Jade! The waiting list automatically moves up when someone backed-out, and you and Brett are the next in line in the waiting list so you got the seats. I'm still waiting for the organization (Baandinthai) if I could send 20 people on this, anyway i'll keep everyone posted for any developments :)

      March 9, 2013

  • Derrick

    As I'm the latest in quite a long waiting list - I would be very keen in making the next trip!

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Derek! There is still enough time, people can always change their minds and those in the waiting list will always have their chance. And besides, I'm bargaining for more seats on this event :)

      March 8, 2013

  • Emilie M.

    Thx Cel! Very happy to join this event :)

    1 · February 22, 2013

    • Cel

      You're welcome Emilie!! :D

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this is absolutely awesome! i look forward to attending and bringing a friend!

    1 · February 22, 2013

    • Cel

      very awesome indeed!

      1 · February 22, 2013

22 went

  • Cel
    Organizer
    Event Host
  • Mark
    2-Star Volunteer
    Event Host
  • Nicole
    Star Volunteer
    Event Host
  • Mike +1
    2-Star Volunteer
  • Lou
    Star Volunteer
  • Giselle
    Volunteer
  • maka a.
    Volunteer
  • Derrick
    Star Volunteer
  • Amornrat
    Volunteer
  • Ganesh
    Volunteer
  • Natasha C.
    5-Star Volunteer
  • Justin
    3-Star Volunteer
  • nicki
    Star Volunteer
  • Pilaiwan T.
    4-Star Volunteer
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member
  • A former member

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