freelancer

Lucas

Meet the Dogs of Chernobyl

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!

My Background

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.

What Team Members Should Bring

Internet Connection
Computer, Phone or Tablet

The Setup For the Virtual Session

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.

Seshie Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Team Building and Camaraderie

Communication and Trust

Kindness and Empathy

Learning Something New

Cancellation Policy

As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels

How to Experience Seshie

Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.