Spring Break Opportunity – Winter credits – Nov 14th Deadline

The UW Pipeline Project 2011 Environmental Alternative Spring Break program is recruiting for participants!  Includes Winter credits – Apply by Nov. 14th!

The Pipeline Project is recruiting 10 UW undergraduates (two teams of five students) to volunteer in a rural or tribal community (Quileute Tribal School, La Push & Brewster Elementary School, Brewster) during UW’s spring break from March 20, 2011 – March 25, 2011 to work on an environmental education project.  UW students will facilitate environmental science lessons with elementary and middle school students and have an opportunity to explore the local ecology and environmental issues of the region.  This project is a part of the larger Pipeline Alternative Spring Break Projects that facilitate literacy/arts projects across the state of Washington.  Lodging and transportation costs will be covered for UW students, and additional costs will be funded by group fundraising.

Environmental ASB members will enroll in a 2-credit EDUC 401 preparation seminar during Winter quarter to plan, design and practice an inquiry-based, hands-on environmental science curriculum to be taught during spring break. Students will also explore issues of rural and tribal education in addition to the field of environmental education.  In addition, students will tutor in a local Seattle-based environmental education program or classroom during the winter quarter for 2 – 2.5 hours/week.

Preparation seminar meets weekly on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:50 pm during Winter Quarter 2011.

Application for Environmental Education ASB Week is available online at http://www.washington.edu/uwired/pipeline/springbreak/2011environment.html.

Deadline is November 14th, 2010.

Questions? Contact the Pipeline Project office at pipeline@uw.edu