What you'll do
The Dogs of Chernobyl program treats the descendants of dogs that were abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster. These animals face hard lives in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, constantly fighting for basic necessities like food, water, and shelter during the harsh Ukrainian winters. During your virtual visit we will meet and feed some of the abandoned dogs who live at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. You will learn about our mission and history treating these incredible animals. After meeting some of the dogs, we will visit the scene of the disaster at the Unit 4 reactor. Your interactive virtual visit allows you to see an environment where people have been prevented from living for over three decades. We will be spending most of our time with the beautiful four-legged friends that roam the power plant and providing them with food. Feel free to bring your curiosity and questions. You will learn about the history of the region, the nuclear power plant, and the work that is currently happening at Chernobyl. This Experience is great for team-building. Looking to reconnect with your colleagues and teammates while working from home? Send me a message!
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My name is Lucas Hixson, and I along with my co-founder Erik Kambarian, first came to Chernobyl over 5 years ago. My background is as a radiation specialist and before coming to Chernobyl, I monitored environmental contamination in the United States. In 2016, Erik and I founded Clean Futures Fund, a U.S. non-profit organization that supports the workers at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and affected communities. In 2017, Erik and I started the Dogs of Chernobyl program, in the last 3 years we have vaccinated and sterilized over 1,500 animals. In 2018 we received permission from the Ukrainian government to begin rescuing and adopting puppies from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to forever homes in the United States and Canada. To date we have adopted over 40 puppies. Find more information on my Insta - @thatchernobylguy
About the organization
Clean Futures Fund
Clean Futures Fund is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports communities affected by industrial accidents. We provide support to improve working conditions, support workers and their families, and help affected communities recover from these disasters. The mission of our Dogs of Chernobyl program is to provide humane care for the descendants of abandoned pets after the 1986 disaster
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Clean Futures Fund.
What to bring
Bring your questions!
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"We will be virtually traveling through the heart of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a 30-km restricted area that was evacuated after the 1986 nuclear disaster. We will be spending our time at various locations around the power plant and site of the disaster."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Lucas will host a private group for up to 10 guests starting at $572.
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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring…
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