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Project Details

The Caminho Marinho is an initiative that aims to connect Research, Extension and Teaching as the way for the sea turtles conservation and sustainable use of resources.

Caminho Marinho is a marine conservation nonprofit in Brazil focused on protecting sea turtles “in water” and preserving their feeding areas through hands-on conservation programs in 3 different brazilian beaches. Join us, help the sea turtles´ research and travel across brazilian south coast following the sea turtles!


  • Who We Are

Caminho Marinho team has been sharing our passion for sea turtles and artisanal fisheries culture with volunteers from around the world for over 12 years. The Volunteering Caminho Marinho opportunities are a unique opportunity to learn about the sea turtles, travel across Brazil and to help protect and conserve thie coastal and marine environment.

  • Our History

Since 2010, Caminho Marinho is an initiative that develops research, teaching and extension in important feeding areas for sea turtles in Brazil, places where sea turtles can stay for 20 to 50 years. 


  • Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the conservation of sea turtles under an ecosystem approach, that is, to seek the individual health of sea turtles in coastal environments, valuing the ecological sustainability of the areas, recognizing the need for economic viability, but always promoting social justice.


  • Our Goals

Our main objective is to assess the abundance of sea turtles in feeding and development areas and the individual health of these animals, accompanied by students and volunteers in training, and sharing the main results with the local and general community. Each site with its scenic beauty, community involvement and problems in which sea turtles suffer from human actions. 

The role of the volunteer is fundamental for the uninterrupted proposition of activities to monitor the abundance and density of sea turtles and their potential interaction with artisanal fishing communities, working mainly in the sighting of sea turtles from fixed historically monitored points.

The volunteer participates in environmental education activities organized in our carnival block rhythm of the sea, which proposes musical and artistic education activities with discarded materials to promote a carnival block that shares the proposals and ideals of environmental conservation. Therefore, different workshops are proposed weekly, such as for the production of costumes, painting of costumes, production of musical instruments, musical performance, in addition to visits to important conservation areas. The block has its peak moment in the carnival parade during this important Brazilian holiday.

Become a Caminho Marinho volunteer and participate in the training promoted through lectures by the main researchers who lead the current research of our institute, and guests from important partner institutions in Brazil and worldwide.


  • Why Choose Us?

More than an accommodation, Base do Caminho Marinho seeks to be, in practice, the environment is the harmonious system with activities shared among all, always seeking ecologically sustainable, economically viable and socially fair strategies, developing the main practices that are friendly to the environment.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Gustavo Martinez Souza
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

Caminho Marinho believes that the research will support conservation insofar its results and conclusions are shared with the local communities involved with sea turtles. Therefore, Caminho Marinho is engaged in the development of activities related to environmental education to spread knowledge, to raise awareness about the daily threats to biodiversity; And to share individual and collective actions that can promote environmental responsibility, respecting differences and valuing similarities, thus collaborating in the construction of an identity associated with the care of the environment, transforming citizens transforming the current reality.

Among the activities, the Rhythm of the Sea initiative and the Sea Turtle Festival are highlighted, developing the concepts of environment, biological diversity, cultural diversity and environmental responsibility, using low-cost methods for recreational, artistic and environmental education activities.

The "Ritmo do Mar" (Rhythm of the Sea) seeks the social intervention in Cassino Beach, in cultural, ethical and sustainability values, through to thematic carnival block. The particularity o "Ritmo do Mar" the predominant use of reusable materials in the making of instruments and other Props, flags and customs, composed of children and adolescents from various locations in the city of Rio Grande.

Throughout each year, several workshops are proposed in a cycle of activities of environmental education, music education, artistic education and physical education, culminating in the parade of the block during the carnival of Casino Beach.

For allegories and props, Caminho Marinho develops art education activities with a confection and painting of allegories and musical instruments; Making recycled carapaces a simple and inexpensive method for replicating allegories.

In the last carnivals, in order to offer the children and adolescents of the resort Casino access to cultural and artistic activities through conservation of the environment, Caminho Marinho interacted with actors such as the Municipal Secretary of the Environment (SMMA), the Center for Education and Environmental Monitoring (NEMA), the Social Service of Commerce of Rio Grande do Sul (SESC / RS), Municipality of Cassino (SMC), Centers for Reference and Social Assistance (CRAS), among others, facts that enabled these actions in conformation of a block of carnival from children and youth.
Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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