Texas Tech students and staff will travel to the Grand Canyon where they will focus on environmental conservation and the importance of state and national parks.
Staff of Texas Tech University's Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) will travel with a group of students during spring break to the Grand Canyon. The trip is part of CALUE's Service Breaks program, which offers service projects and weeklong service trips throughout the year.
"This Service Break will focus on environmental conservation and the importance of state and national parks," said Jacy Proctor, CALUE Service Breaks unit coordinator. "Students will work throughout the park on various projects such as beautification initiatives, trail maintenance and assisting with parking logistics."
The CALUE Service Breaks program began in 2014 and offers trips in the winter, spring and summer terms. By engaging students in hands-on, experiential service, the program allows students to appreciate the impact they can have on communities and foster a commitment to life-long active citizenship.
This winter, staff and students joined members of Laredo Habitat for Humanity to build houses for families in need in Laredo and Webb County. CALUE will head to Costa Rica (May 22-31) to work with United Planet for the summer service break and the program's first international trip. The focus will be sea turtle conservation and protecting nests from human poachers and beach erosion.
For more information about CALUE and the Service Breaks program, visit the CALUE website.