Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
Cost: 2-3 meals and personal expenses
Course Credit: AFS 250
Course Schedule: Wednesdays 4:10 PM - 5 PM
Trip Dates: March 14-18, 2015
Register for AFS 250 on Zzusis
Are you looking for a low cost, not-too-far from home adventure over Spring Break and want to earn two credits during the semester? If so, we invite you to join us on the seventh annual "Spring to Action, Break for Change" (S2AB4C) service trip through Washington to participate in a variety of sustainable agriculture and natural resources service learning projects! This year, this annual trip will be offered as a two-credit course entitled “Civic Engagement in Sustainable Food Systems” (AFS 250). The class will meet for an hour each Wednesday during the semester, and over spring break, all students in the class will go on a free spring break trip to learn about community food, sustainable agriculture, or organic farming throughout the Pacific Northwest. You won’t find a more fun way to earn two credits or a cheaper spring break trip anywhere else! You will have a great time exploring both urban and natural environments and enjoy the company of other WSU students.
For this trip, expenses are mostly covered with the exception of 2-3 meals and miscellaneous personal expenses. This great trip is hosted by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS), the Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation, and the WSU Center for Civic Engagement.
There are only 19 spots available in the class, so register early. Students must register on Zzusis before January 16, 2015. For more information, contact Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the awesome Spring Break 2010 video to see what other students thought of the trip.
Civic Engagement Experiences
Spring to Action, Break for Change offers participants a variety of civic engagement experiences throughout the course and trip. In the course, students will learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and how this applies to their future profession. Throughout the spring break trip, students will visit, learn about and contribute to organic farms and community food projects. Participants learn about issues related to sustainability and food production and have several opportunities to engage in direct community service at community gardens, sustainable farms and a natural resources center. These experiences can be tracked in CougSync through the CCE