Spend your Spring Break serving others in the Everglades
- Application Open: September 23 - November 17
- Trip Dates: March 15 - 21
- Price: $200 - 250
- Spaces Available: 10
- Skill Level: Beginner - no experience required
- What's Included?: Gear, Instruction, Travel, Food
Spring #BreakingWest trips are week-long events of service, reflection, personal growth, and fun! Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue, such as poverty, education, public health, and the environment. Students learn about social issues and perform week-long projects with local non-profit organizations, around these respective issues.
The 2019 Experience
Everglades and Biscayne National Parks
Volunteer Programs and West Georgia Outdoors are teaming up to provide you the ultimate service and adventure trip for Spring Break 2020!
This year we will be headed to Homestead, FL to work with the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks! We will split our time between the two sites serving the parks, exploring the areas, learning about each other, and dedicating an entire day to adventure!
The Everglades National Park is a government-funded park that provides visitors with access to one of the most pristine and fragile ecosystems in our country. Dedicated to a dual mission of protecting but also allowing access to the American public, the National Park Service strives to maintain the balance of protection and enjoyment of natural places.
Volunteer projects at the Everglades include trail maintenance, pulling exotic species, beach habitat restoration, to maintaining a historic missile site and facility upkeep.
Biscayne National Park is an American national park guided by the preservation of Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. Biscayne National Park protects four distinct ecosystems: the shoreline mangrove swamp, the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay, the coral limestone keys and the offshore Florida Reef.
Volunteer projects at Biscayne include cleanups to remove marine debris from shorelines at the sea turtle beaches.
This trip is designed so we can learn more about our natural world and how to respect it while we play - we will learn about the environment, how to care for it, and how to have fun all while remaining aware and respectful.
While most mornings will be dedicated to a variety of service projects with the parks, some afternoons and a full day will be spent adventuring - canoeing or kayaking, hiking, and more!
Apply and Register
Step 1: Apply online on Wolf Connect
Go to: https://uwg.campuslabs.com/engage/ > Forms > Search Spring Breaking West 2019 Application and submit your application BEFORE November 18, 2019.
Step 2: Selection
Keep an eye on your UWG email to see if your application has been accepted. Selection is based on the substance of written work.
Step 3: Registration
If selected, follow the instructions to pay your registration fee dispersed throughout several payments leading up to the trip.
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