WORK ALONGSIDE OF BLUE MISSIONS’ ENGINEERS TO SCOUT A POTENTIAL WATER PROJECT FOR A COMMUNITY THAT CURRENTLY DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN, DRINKING WATER.
SHADOW: Work with our engineers in the field to learn how to take measurements to design a gravity driven water system.
HIKE: Visit the water source(s) to measure water quality, water flow, altitude, & GPS coordinates.
CONNECT: Visit two communities: one that does not have access to clean water and one that has already benefitted from a BLUE Missions water & sanitation project.
EAT: Typical dishes prepared by local cooks from the community. Light breakfast, full lunch and dinner provided every day.
OCTOBER 24-27, 2019
$1,250 - Flight from Miami to DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, In-Country Transportation, Meals, Accommodation, Travel insurance, trip leaders
TRAVEL TO THE D.R. - Fly from Miami to the Dominican Republic. Drive to BLUE HQ and eat dinner prepared by our chef. Meet & greet with BLUE Engineers and orientation prepared by the scouting team.
HANDS ON - After breakfast, we’ll drive to a community that lives without access to clean, drinking water. We will hike to the potential water source(s) in the mountains to begin taking measurements such as water quality. water flow, altitude, distance, and GPS coordinates. Eat a typical Dominican lunch and then scout locations for the site of a water holding tank. Take part in a few community surveys or water committee meeting. Shower, eat dinner, and get ready for bed in the community.
BACK TO WORK - After breakfast, depart the community and visit another one that has benefitted from a BLUE water project. Hike to the water source to see how the design comes to life with the completed construction of the dam, water holding tank, and several of the installed faucets inside of individual homes. Eat lunch and drive back to BLUE HQ in Santiago where the group will sit down with the engineering team to learn how to take the measurements and design a rural gravity driven aqueduct. Shower and dinner time. Lights out.
TRAVEL TO MIAMI - Eat breakfast at BLUE HQ. Pack up and drive to the airport for the flight back to Miami.