Nova Conservation is a conservation opportunity and eco-tourism adventure database.
We partner with institutions, organizations and eco-tourism companies to provide participants with an easy-to-use platform for finding volunteer, job, internship and eco-trip opportunities.
I’m Laura Marsh. I founded Nova Conservation because I felt compelled to share my passion for wildlife biology and nature. I’ve spent almost a decade doing hands-on-the-ground field research in ecology and ornithology. My goal in life is to help others experience and encounter wildlife so they are motivated and educated to protect it.
I love traveling, especially to visit special ecosystems and unusual wildlife. In my travels, I have longed for an easier way to connect with other biologists, engage in their research, and learn from their expertise. Even for me, a fellow scientist, it has always been hard to find research opportunities or even credible eco-tourism experiences.
My purpose in life is clear — help others to learn more about our planet to protect it. This idea is why I founded Nova Conservation — To help others help our planet by easily connecting them hands-on, educational experiences.
We need everyone to more easily access environmental opportunities.
I’ve committed my career to conservation efforts, and am now helping others more easily access these amazing opportunities, whether it looks like a remote trip to help researchers, or a more cushy, yet ethical eco-tour, to everything in between.
Nova Conservation connects people, including non-scientists, who want more than an ordinary vacation or experience. We provide vacation experiences and local volunteer opportunities that offer participation in exciting scientific research. These experiences enable people to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world we live in— all while giving back to the important organizations that keep our planet healthy.
I believe there are many other people besides myself who are willing to give time and money to embark on an adventure in conservation research. Our generation especially seeks exciting, charitable experiences — “traveling with a purpose”— and what better way to give back to the planet than having a meaningful and educated connection with nature.
As we are just getting started on our journey, we would love any collaborations and partnerships. We currently are offering free experience and volunteer event postings.
To learn more, please schedule a one-on-one informative meeting with a member of our team: calendly.com/novaconservation.
We look forward to seeing you on our next adventure!