Spring Break Domestic Programs: Environment

Coastal Conservation

Splash into spring break! This ASE program is thrilled to be discovering service among underwater animals and coastal habitats. Volunteer alongside some of the ocean's most interesting and beautiful creatures, while learning ways to preserve the environment. Educate yourself about marine biology, while working with the Marine Discovery Center.

Peer Leaders: Ann Sekutowski & Kimberly Adair


Growing-Up Green

Want to work on an urban farm? Come join us at Jones Valley Urban Farm, where you will learn and engage in sustainable farming.  By the end of the week you will know how to plant and grow leafy greens, potatoes, onions, peppers and much more!

Peer Leaders: Jack Frey & Madison Armstrong


Protecting our Parks

Join us on an adventure working in a unique coastal habitat. Service will include week-long projects throughout the 562 acres. Projects may include rebuilding, painting, carpentry, and much more. Join in their efforts to prepare for a beautiful season; with a focus on natural history, birding, and bay ecology.

Peer Leaders: Braxton Thompson & Alyssa Yoho


Seaside Sustainability

Spend your spring break giving back to the Earth by volunteering with The Nature Conservancy. The Preserve where we will be volunteering is a globally rare maritime forest ecosystem and treasured community resource. You will be immersed in important stewardship activities such as: trail maintenance, infrastructure improvements, habitat restoration, fire break preparation, and other preserve management responsibilities.

Peer Leaders: Cameron Schaefer & Seth Negus


Wildlife Refuge at the Coast

Come join us as we care for and explore a 66,306-acre wildlife refuge.  This coastal park encompasses a few of our crucial barrier islands.  Our program provides the opportunity for volunteers to understand the impact that barrier islands hold towards our natural environment.  While learning, which creatures call our coastal ecosystem home.  This coastal wildlife refuge will have volunteers practicing coastal conservation, while becoming educated on our wildlife refuge.    

Peer Leaders: Hogan Malek & Tiffany Patterson

Contact Us

Rm. 134, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-8078

Summer Wisdom
Assistant Director

RaShaun Robinson
Graduate Assistant