ECO CHALLENGE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TRIP 2014
The Eco Challenge Dominican Republic trip will take place during Spring Break 2014 from March 8-16.
This environmentally focused service experience is a collaboration with the Brigada Verde (Green Brigade), a Peace Corps Initiative devoted to environmentally responsible tourism in the Dominican Republic. Based at the Escuela Nacional Forestal in Jarabacoa, students will spend a week working with the Brigadistas on engaging projects and local initiatives that promote environmental awareness across the country.
Hands-on fieldwork and transcultural collaboration define a service experience rooted in education, while community exchanges and nature excursions challenge the way you see the world.
WHAT YOU WILL DO EACH DAY:
•Day 1: Fly to the Dominican Republic
•Day 2: Colonial zone tour and service orientation
•Day 3: Service and waterfall hike
•Day 4: Service and volleyball
•Day 5: Service and rafting excursion
•Day 6: Service and soccer
•Day 7: Estero Hondo Manatee Park
•Day 8: Depart for home
•7 overnight stays in hotels or lodges with private bathrooms
•3 meals daily
•Full-time Tour Director
•Entrances: Salto de Jimenoa waterfall, Whitewater rafting, Manatee sanctuary
•Experiential learning: 35 hours of service learning
HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?
•Call EF Tours Traveler Support department at 877-485-4184 and speak with Max, Stephanie, or Emily to register for the trip. (you must call!)
•You will pay $95 the rest of the bill will be placed on your bursar bill.
•Go online at SIU Center for International Education and register for the Trip.
•Register for ARC 444 (3 credits) spring 2014 or ARC 502
•If you are going to be acquiring a minor in Environmental Studies please go to Environmental Studies and sign up for this minor
•Attend three informal pizza and discussion meetings covering the various aspects of the Eco Challenge Dominican Republic Trip.