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Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to Florida over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. In a time when many communities are experiencing social and environmental change, finding ways to understand the interconnectedness of the human and natural worlds is critical in sustaining cultural knowledge and environmental well-being. On this MAlt trip, participants will seek to achieve this by working in Port St. Lucie, FL, with the Oxbow Eco-Center, whose mission is to inspire stewardship for the natural world through education, artistic expression, and physical engagement with the outdoors. This trip will be staying on Oxbow’s 225-acre nature preserve and will be spending the majority of the time outdoors. Activities may include creating outreach materials such as marine debris art, restoring habitats on the preserve, developing community gardens, participating in animal husbandry, and other enrichment and service learning opportunities.

MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts.

Aaron Bode, Moose Lake, Minnesota, USA
Amber Mohl, Tucson, Arizona
Brian Dulanto, Bronx, New York/ Peru
Jessica Morales, Naples, Florida, USA
Jiaqi Li, Hangzhou, China
Kathryn van der Merwe, St. Paul, Minnesota, US
Monique Santoso, Bandung, Indonesia
Myrto Ziogas, Porto Rafti, Greece
Brianna Lipp
Rachel Veneziano-Solle

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Funding Details

Deadline: Jan 28, 2019
Total needed: $700

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