Texas Tech students and staff will travel to the Grand Canyon to volunteer.
Texas Tech University staff and students will travel with the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) to the Grand Canyon during spring break as part of CALUE's Service Breaks program, which offers service projects and trips throughout the year.
“For many of our students, this will be their first time experiencing one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World,” said Jacy Proctor, unit coordinator for CALUE. “What better way to immerse yourself in beauty, history and environmental importance than spending spring break learning and serving at the Grand Canyon.”
During Spring Service Break March 10-18, students will learn about conservation, management of more than 5 million visitors per year and the history of the national park. CALUE will share the experience through a blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
The CALUE Service Breaks program began in 2014, offering trips in the winter, spring and summer terms. The program allows students to understand and appreciate the importance of being active citizens through hands-on, experiential service.
During the Winter Service Break, CALUE traveled to New Orleans focusing on five different service issues, including environmental sustainability, education, housing and homeless, neighborhood revitalization and arts and culture. For the Summer Service Break, students and staff will travel to Costa Rica and focus on sea turtle conservation.
Outside of weeklong service trips, CALUE will travel to Caprock Canyon State Park for a Weekend Service Break, working with the trail maintenance program. Students and staff also will help the South Plains Food Bank on May 5 as a Local Service Break. Spots are still available for both the Weekend and Local Service Breaks.
For more information about CALUE and Service Breaks, visit the CALUE website.