NOTE: Alternative Breaks are university opportunities to study a social issue and work towards addressing it in community with other students, educators, and community members. To participate in Alternative Breaks students will have to pay a specific amount that is dependent on the type of trip, but there are scholarships available for students who come from underserved backgrounds as well as for those who are first generation and working-class. Below is a description of this specific alternative break.
Alternative Fall Break - Conservation & Sustainability - Capitol Reef Field Station, UT
Utah is facing a severe drought period that will have extensive impact for our local communities, environment, and wildlife. The time to study environmental ethics, conservation, and sustainability is more relevant than ever. In this Alternative Break, a group of students and educators will journey through UVU's Capitol Reef Field Station and observe the sites energy-wise construction that utilizes solar-powered energy with propane backup generators, and makes extensive use of passive heating and cooling. This break is designed to experience conservation in a way that exists in relationship with the natural world and to study the systemic harm on our environment that threatens our state.
When: Nov 13-14
How: Overnight Stay
- $50 - Deposit/1st payment - November 10, 2021
- $50 - 2nd payment - November 12, 2021
Student Impact Fellow - Kiara Maryott KiaraM@uvu.edu and/or CSI Program Director - Tino Diaz ADiaz@uvu.edu (you can also text him at 801-228-0956). Meals, snacks, and water will be provided (if there are any dietary concerns please contact Kiara or Tino)