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RU 2014 Alternative Spring Break Project Trips

These trips are wonderful opportunities to meet and work other students, community leaders and residents to address important community issues. Only a few remaining spaces left, so sign up now!


ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION IN THE HIWASSEE RIVER WATERSHED, WESTERN NC
Dates:
Sunday, March 9 – Saturday, March 15.
Student fee: $210. All meals, lodging, transportation, and not-profit program costs covered.

Description: This project engages students with the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, a local, conservation nonprofit whose mission is to facilitate water quality improvements in lakes and streams throughout the upper Hiwassee River watershed within Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina and in northern Georgia. Students will get involved in environmental restoration work along the rivers, which will likely include removing invasive species, planting native trees, and other environmental preservation work. The experience will involve learning about local environment and culture through exploring the surrounding areas by possibly hiking local trails, attending a folk dancing class, or learning about Native American culture.
For more information: Call the Office of Community Engagement at 831-6355, or email us at volunteer@radford.edu

To sign up: Send an email to volunteer@radford.edu telling us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in this opportunity.


WILDLIFE REHABILITATION, RURAL COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
Dates:
  Sunday, March 9 – Saturday, March 15.
Student fees: $210. Transportation, lodging, and non-profit program costs included. Meals not included, but cooking facilities are available.

Description: This week-long Alternative Break Project will involve between 6 and 14 students who will work with a local wildlife sanctuary (PAWS) which specializes in the rehabilitation care and treatment of small mammals, songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, and reptiles. Participants on this trip will be taught and apply basic wildlife rehabilitation skills with animals, while learning about thenatural history of each species through field observations of coastal flora and fauna. Students will also learn about the area’s ecology through the many natural preserves/parks and an aquarium. Students will gain an orientation to rural coastal North Carolina with visits to cultural sites, historic military sites, and spending the week in the local community. For more information: Call the Office of Community Engagement at 831-6355, or email us at volunteer@radford.edu

To sign up: Send an email to volunteer@radford.edu telling us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in this opportunity.

DISCOVERING THE "REAL" DC: STORIES, LEADERS, AND URBAN RENEWAL IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
Dates: Saturday, March 8 – Thursday, March 13
Student Fee: $260. Lodging and non-profit program costs included. Transportation to DC, lunches and dinners not included.

Description: This five-day Alternative Break Project will involve 15 – 20 students in service projects with the alumni run non-profit organization, Think Local First DC, whose mission is to “work with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable, local economy in Washington DC.”

Washington DC is more than just politics and monuments. Uncover the fabric of this multi-faceted city through an exploration of culture, economic development and urban renewal. A primary service project will involve students working in teams in several different DC neighborhoods to uncover local stories, survey local business climate and in the end create a multimedia presentation to share the "real DC". Students will meet organizational leaders, indie business celebrities and get a local look at an international city. Other service activities will be arranged in cooperation with Think Local First, DC. As a group, we will also select one or two National Museums to visit, and other cultural events. For more information: Call the Office of Community Engagement at 831-6355, or email us at volunteer@radford.edu.

To sign up: Send an email to volunteer@radford.edu telling us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in this opportunity.

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