Winter Break Trips

Winter Break 2014: January 3rd-10th

Understanding Fracking in Colorado

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*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a suggested deadline of Friday, November 8th. 

This Alternative Breaks trip will take students to Western Colorado, where they will spend one week learning about the different sides of the argument surrounding fracking.  The service students will be engaging in for this trip involves interviewing different constituents in order to share their stories with the community. We will be working with Debbie Young, founder of the Americas Association for the Care of Children, to help organize the service and education for this trip. With over 30 years of experience community organizing, Debbie will be joining us and connecting us to the community. 

Often times members of the community that are impacted by fracking do not have the ability to share their opinions or experience on the matter, and we hope the students attending this trip can become a voice for them!  Students interested in journalism, writing, film, or environmental stewardship are strongly encouraged to attend this trip, as there is the possibility of creating a report or documentary through the compilation of the different stories that will be collected throughout the trip. 

Come join us as we travel around our beautiful home state on the Western slope and learn about the environmental impacts of fracking, and how it is affecting the lives of local Coloradoans and the state as a whole. 

Cost: $350

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