PULLMAN – Four service projects involving 75 students and leaders were offered through the Center for Civic Engagement and partner organizations as alternative spring break trips.
The Death Valley eco-adventure, co-sponsored by the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center, focused on trail and park maintenance as well as learning about environmental issues.
Community restoration in New Orleans, in partnership with ASWSU, focused on community garden work, improving energy efficiency in homes and helping rebuild homes.
In its fourth year, the “Spring to Action, Break for Change” work in eastern Washington focused on environmental and agricultural sustainability, as well as community restoration and natural resource education. It was developed in conjunction with the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR).
Habitat for Humanity of the Palouse partnered with the CCE to send nine students to Chiquimula, Guatemala to build a home as well as learn about the culture and environment.
For more information about these trips, visit http://cce.wsu.edu/alternativespringbreak.