BGSU STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN GREEN ALTERNATIVE SPR

Next week, 28 students from BGSU will head to Florida for spring break, but they won’t be spending their time on the beach.

They are participating in a green alternative spring break organized by the Center for Environmental Programs and the Office of Campus Activities.  The group will spend 7 days in Pensacola working in Big Lagoon State Park.

Students will be working on a number of environmental projects around the park including trail maintenance and repair, wildlife rehabilitation, planting of native species, dock and park facility repairs, and assisting the ranger staff.

The Office of Campus Activities traditionally sponsors an alternative spring break trip for undergraduate and graduate students to a destination in need of disaster relief.  Recent trips have included Galveston, New Orleans and North Carolina.

This year, Nick Hennessy in the Center for Environmental Programs and Dr. Bryan Cavins, the assistant dean of students for leadership, decided to work together to offer a trip where students are still providing service, but with a green focus.

The students and two faculty coordinators will leave Sunday, March 7, and will return on Saturday, March 13.

What:           BGSU students participate in alternative spring break

Where:         Pensacola, Fla.

When:          Sunday, March 7
                   Bus leaves from the Perry Field House at 4 a.m.
                   Students and faculty arrive at 3 a.m. for loading

Return:          Saturday, March 13, at 11 p.m.

Available:      Nick Hennessy, Sustainability Coordinator,
                    Center for Environmental Programs
                    Office: 419-372-9949

                    Dr. Bryan Cavins, Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership
                    Office: 419-372-2343
                    Cell: 419-601-1368

(Posted March 02, 2010 )