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Our MAlt trip will focus on environmental conservation efforts in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Rainforest. Service will include forest maintenance projects and environmental education projects to support the El Yunque National Forest Service’s efforts to educate the thousands of tourists who visit El Yunque every year. The trip also involves engaging with researchers in the rainforest to learn the effects of climate change and land use in El Yunque.

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Dollars Raised: 101%

Funding Details

Deadline: Feb 02, 2013
Total needed: $2,000

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Maggie Khuu ’13  Neuroscience  Seattle WA
Justin Koatz ’13  Int’l &Global Studies: Chinese Lit & Culture  New York NY
Victoria Chiang ’13
Ioannis Kipouros ’15
Bayliegh Biebel ’16
Grace Donovan ’13.5
Adrian Leong ’16
Krisztina Pjeczka ’15
Naina Qayyum ’15
Ada Santiago ’13.5
Ben Harris ’16
Kaeng Takahashi '15

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Conserving a Tropical Ecosystem Treasure (Puerto Rico): Our MAlt trip will focus on environmental conservation efforts in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Rainforest, a tropical rainforest with a wide diversity of flora and fauna including many species that occur nowhere else in the world. Service will include forest maintenance projects and environmental education projects to support the El Yunque National Forest Service’s efforts to educate the thousands of tourists who visit El Yunque every year. The trip also involves engaging with researchers in the rainforest to learn the effects of climate change and land use in El Yunque.

Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to Puerto Rico over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. 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. MiddSTART is a critical part of our effort to help us fundraise for our trip expenses.


  • Maggie Khuu

    We are so close to our goal! Thank you so much for all of the support! Only 15 days left to go! :)

  • Justin Koatz

    Thanks so much to everyone who’s donated to our trip so far! We’re really excited to be moving towards our goal!

  • Sarah ’08

    During my senior year at Midd went on a fantastic MAlt trip to Zion National Park, where we camped in a snowstorm and worked on cutting back trails and cultivating wildlife for 10 days. One of my best Middlebury experiences in all my four years. I’m so glad MAlt continues to grow in popularity. Have a great trip and good luck with the fundraising!

  • Maggie

    Hi everyone!

    We are so excited to finally get the ball rolling on fundraising! :)

    A little update:
    Some good news! We were just awarded a grant from Middlebury’s Environmental Council to help us with our trip!

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