Break Description


Join us on our break to learn more about how climate change is impacting some of the most endangered species in the country.  The mission of Joshua Tree National Park is to “preserves and protects a representative area of the Colorado and Mojave deserts and the natural and cultural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.”

On our break, we hope to work with park staff as citizen scientists to study the rate of climate change. Depending on the weather and the exact needs at the time of our break, however, we might participate in a number of different projects in support of the park’s mission. We will spend our week camping in the great outdoors and opening dialogues about environmental justice.

In order to fully serve our community partner, participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain up to 4 miles per day and carry loads of up to 20 pounds. Due to the nature of these work conditions, the break is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Join us to learn more about environmentalism and how we can make positive change in the park and with our own communities, and explore the beauty of this unique ecosystem!

Focus on: Preserving the Environment and Biodiversity

Community: TwentyNine Palms, California

Leaders: Camryn Lucie and Reilly McNamara

Cost: $690

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Flying

What kind of break is this? Spring Break

Departure Date: 03-07-2020

Return Date: 03-14-2020

What community partner will you be working with? Joshua Tree National Park

Currently Offered?: Yes

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