|P.O. Box 1363, Moab, UT 84532 - 435-259-7733 - Toll-Free 866-202-1847|
Service-Learning and Alternative Spring
|Program Outline||Program Fees||Custom Programs|
Our alternative break and service-learning programs have gained a reputation for being one of the best experiences in natural resources and environmental action since their creation in 1996. We offer experiences that inspire students and involve them in significant projects that restore the health of critical wildlife habitats while exposing issues that may never be apparent to a casual visitor to the Colorado Plateau.
Plateau Restoration's all-inclusive program is one of the easiest for school coordinators to set up. (click here for testimonials and past participants)
All of our programs feature awesome scenery, spirited presentations by experienced educators on natural history, geology, human history and resource issues, educational handouts and project overviews that highlight the importance of the project work. We engage students in reflection on their contribution, what they have learned and how to apply it to issues at home. Plateau Restoration goes through extensive pre-project planning effort to ensure that students can experience as much of this awe-inspiring landscape as possible during their stay.
We provide camping, as arranged, all group equipment, food service, participant equipment lists and educational materials. For the scheduled day off we provide a raft trip on the Colorado River or a tour of Arches National Park. We are fully insured and licensed and our project leaders have over twenty years of outdoor guiding experience and are certified in wilderness medicine. The 2014 base price for an Alternative Spring Break program is $235 per student (6 person minimum). Typical group sizes are 12 students although we are able to accommodate other group sizes and other schedules.
are on a first-come, first-served basis and we often have dozens of schools
vying for the same spring break weeks. Please let us know as soon as possible
if you would like to reserve a date by calling or emailing the information via the Contact
Us link. To secure your spot for this spring we will need
a non-refundable reservation fee of $235, payable by check or credit
card. Feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone at 435-259-7733 or toll- free 1-866-202-1847
if you have other questions.
|TYPICAL PROGRAM OUTLINE|
Each program is unique. An example Service Learning Week Schedule for a 5-night, 6- day service-learning program is outlined below. The program is field-based and involves project work related to native habitat protection and restoration. Projects may include any or all of the following aspects: trail delineation and elimination of social trails, fence- building to protect re-vegetation sites, erosion control, planting native vegetation in impacted sites and exotic species removal.
Students will learn:
Day 1: Discussion: (4hrs)
- Introduction to physical characteristics and desert ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau.
- Threats to native habitats (soil erosion, loss of vegetation and biological soil crusts,
landscape fragmentation, invasive species, altered river flows, etc). Project Work ˆ Orientation to project (2hrs)
Day 2: Discussion (2 hrs)
- Native and non-native plants (plant identification, adaptations to desert environments, exotic species invasion)
- Re-vegetation strategies (species selection, microclimates, planting techniques)
Project work (8hrs)
Day 3: Field Trip or free day: previous restoration
projects and survey of land management practices (BLM, NPS, State) plus
natural history of these unique areas
- All-day rafting trip on the Colorado River, Moab Daily section OR
ˆ All-day van and hiking tour of Arches National Park and adjacent lands
Day 4: Discussion (2hrs)
- Soil characteristics and geomorphology
Project work (8hrs)
Day 5: Discussion (2hrs)
- Land management agencies and land use issues.
Project work (8hrs)
Day 6: Program summary and evaluation (2hrs)
Actual day-to-day schedule may vary depending on weather and other factors. Slight adjustments to this schedule can be made to accommodate travel arrangements.
|RATES AND SERVICES|
Alternative Spring Break program in 2014 fees start at $235/person for the full six-day, five- night program and include the following:
Other optional services we can provide include (by arrangement):
Service-Learning activities are ideal for school field trips, families,
or corporate team- building. Other than during spring break weekend, we
can design a custom program to suit your group. Unless we have significant
grant underwriting, project set-up and leadership will carry a fee. Contact
us for more information.
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