Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Participate in Alternative Weekends

Alternative Weekends (AW) are three-day immersion opportunities where students connect with social issues and community partners in our region. Whether you are just wanting to start your involvement with service-learning or if you have lots of previous experience, Alternative Weekends is for you!

Choose a weekend (June 10-12 or July 15-17) and from one of the 3 experiences below.
Register today at go.umd.edu/AW16.

Food Security at Clagett Farm
get a firsthand look into the growing community of local agriculture and food systems, spending time working on a farm growing produce for our surrounding areas. The team will learn about access to food in our area and serve alongside the staff and community members of Clagett Farm CSA in Upper Marlboro. 

Racial Reconciliation & Neighborhood Revitalization in Baltimore
Dive into the social construct of race and its impact on communities such as Baltimore. Hear from and serve alongside neighborhood leaders who are challenging misconceptions of this city, fostering understanding across division, and engaging in effective advocacy. The team will be a part of the amazing work through organizations like Bea Gaddy Family Center and Christopher Place Employment Center.

Environmental Conservation at the Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay is sanctuary to thousands of species of plants and animals, and it serves as an economic and recreational hotspot for our region. Participants will serve at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration Center, learn about the policies and restoration efforts in progress, and gain perspective on how the biodiversity of the Bay has impacts on our everyday lives. In addition, we will camp on the beach outside of the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters.