UM Offers Students Alternative Spring Break Opportunity in Moab, Utah

February 22, 2016

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Office for Civic Engagement will off students an alternative spring Break trip to Moab, Utah.

Students will work with Plateau Restoration Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and involving the public in the long-term care of the Colorado Plateau landscapes through service and science-based learning adventures. Students will camp and volunteer in Arches National Park, working alongside restoration experts to remove invasive species, plant native plants, collect seeds and conduct other activities. They will learn about desert, mountain and riparian ecology, geology, wildlife, native plants and conservation issues affecting the area.

The trip costs around $300 per student, depending on final participant numbers. The trip will leave Missoula on Saturday, April 2, and return Sunday, April 10. Optional independent study credit may be available.

Participants must submit an application by 5 p.m. Friday, March 4. Applications are available online at http://www.dhc.umt.edu/oce/student-volunteer-programs/alternative-breaks.php or at the Office for Civic Engagement, located in Davidson Honors College Room 015.

For more information call Kellie Hofstetter, alternative breaks coordinator, at 406-243-5531 or email kjhof@comcast.net.   

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Contact: Kellie Hofstetter, Office for Civic Engagement alternative breaks coordinator, 406- 243-5531, kjhof@comcast.net.