I am from Australia, but love Thailand after having worked here in 2003. I finished my Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Environmental and National Park Management in 2006 and have since worked in Thailand.
In my eighth year at Barge Program I am taking on the role as Head of Barge Program. I am looking forward to this new role while still being an active part of the teaching team on our many trips. I am interested in sharing about environmental education and sustainability and hope to develop this interest in others.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Barge Program soon.
Sa-wad-dee ka everyone... my name is Pa, one of the Three Generation Barge Program team. This year is the fourth year of me with Barge which I still enjoy every moment of the trips as I love to work in nature and different environments.
I have a degree in Environmental Education (MEd) and had worked with communities and wildlife. I would like to always share my experiences with others and to see everyone help each other to sustain our natural resources, other creatures and our world.
I am easy going, and would like to be a risk taker of things I never done before. I love traveling and love all kind of outdoor activities. Moreover, I love art, music and puppets.
I look forward to share knowledge, experience and ideas with everyone.
See you on the Barge!
Sawasdee Krap or Hello! I am Thee. I am from Bangkok, a local resident of the city that is situated next to the biggest river in the kingdom - the Chao Phraya River. I am quite proud to be literally working on it while on Barge trips. Aside from the river trips, I am also very excited to be assigned to trips that focus on different habitats of Thailand.
I am very pleased to join the program this year as a Barge Environmental Education Facilitator. I have a Bachelor in Applied Science and majored in Food Technology, with a diploma in culinary training. I hope to share and inspire young learners with my lifelong passion in cooking, farming, and the love and care for food and sustainability.
Let’s enjoy learning together!
My name is Louisa but most people call me Lou. I used to live near Manchester where I went to University. I have a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science. After graduating I worked as a Countryside Ranger in Wigan for ten years. I taught environmental education to visiting schools and I also led teams of volunteers in habitat management. I also taught local and social history.
I have travelled throughout South East Asia and I love to try new foods - I will try almost anything once. I am really excited to be joining the Barge Program, as I will be able to teach about the natural world and our impact on it in a completely different habitat from what I have previously experienced.
I’m absolutely delighted to be a part of the Barge Program. I left work to study for a degree in Wildlife Conservation, which inspired me to undertake a Master’s degree in Environmental Conservation, covering topics from habitat management to environmental ecotoxicology to environmental law. It was whilst working for a habitat management project that I discovered my second passion – teaching. I am a qualified primary teacher and worked initially in East London but was able to escape back to the great outdoors by working for a number of national environmental charities teaching about sustainability issues.I’m really excited to see all of the wonderful places we visit and learning more about Thailand’s customs and culture.
Having always wanted to work with animals and the natural world, I completed a degree in Zoology at Anglia Ruskin University and studied for my Masters in Ecology Evolution and Conservation at Imperial College London. Throughout university I volunteered on several projects in the UK and abroad working with schools to deliver environmental education, so after graduation it seemed like a natural choice to continue teaching others on subjects I feel passionate about.
Before joining the Barge Program I worked for 4.5 years as the Education Development Officer at The Living Rainforest and Trust for Sustainable Living, a UK based educational sustainability charity, where I ran education programs for over 25,000 school children and 80,000 + public visitors annually.
Outside of work I am a keen nature and wildlife photographer and PADI Advanced scuba diver and have been lucky enough to explore dive sites in Oman, Lanzarote, Egypt, The Seychelles and South Africa.
Sawasdee ka / hello! My name is Rhiannon, I come from Lancashire, England, and this is my first year with the Barge Program. I studied History at university and focused on the creation and history of the national parks in England and Wales. From my teenage years until recently I have volunteered with a variety of youth programs and sustainability charities. Since graduating I have worked as a care assistant for adults with learning disabilities and as a teaching assistant in a primary school. I am really looking forward to combining my interests in teaching with that of sustainability and environmental issues.
Let’s explore the beauty of the Chao Phraya River together and promote its safety and bountifulness!
My name is Robyn, I am from a small town in Devon within the United Kingdom. I have a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Animal Conservation Science from Plymouth University, where I learnt about science communication, animal behavior as well as sustainability.
After I had graduated from university, I participated in Camp America in the summer of 2015, where I taught animal care and environmental issues including the growing of your own food. This increased my passion to work alongside children and teach them about environmental issues all over the world.
I am looking forward to passing on the knowledge of my own experiences, as well as expanding my knowledge from others, on the importance of protecting our environment through my facilitating role in the Traidos Three-Generation Barge Program.
Sa wad dee ka everyone, My name is Sasilak Sakputtasakul. You can call me “Bew”. It is easy to remember if you think about beautiful things. My hometown is Rayong where there are many industrial estates. I graduated from The King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, having studied environmental chemistry I learned about ecology, environmental chemistry for water soil and air, environmental quality management and pollution control. I am still a member of the conservation nature club in my university where I learn about conservation and sustainability. It’s because I love to travel and find new experiences that I like this job
The Barge Program is my first job. I am glad to join here and work together with my new colleagues because it is not only nature conservation that we teach but also about sustainability, history and culture also. The Barge Program is not just a company it is my home. If you want to learn new things like me just come with me, hold hands and go together.
Hello everyone, my name is Pornthip Saengsawang, you can call me Por! I come from Suphanburi, a beautiful, peaceful province in Thailand. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Silpakorn University. After finishing my Bachelor degree, I worked as a scientist in a medical laboratory at The Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University. In my mind, I was still interested in plant science so I decided to study in a Master of Science program in Plant Sciences (International Program), Mahidol University. Recently, I graduated from this master’s degree and joined the Barge Program.
I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone. Please come and let’s enjoy the Barge together!