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The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 3/30/2020 at 5:31 p.m.
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Spring Break Domestic Programs: Environment
Splash into spring break! This ASE program is thrilled to work alongside an active community protecting a local lagoon ecosystem. Learn ways to preserve the environment while serving with the Marine Discovery Center.
Peer Leaders: Savannah Little & Alex Sokira-Yakhontov
Passionate about sustainable farming and providing accessible food to urban areas? Come join us at Jones Valley Teaching Farm where you will learn and engage in sustainable farming techniques that help the surrounding communities!
Peer Leaders: Leanne Meserve & Miranda Lowery
Ecology for the Economy
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 trail maintenance. Join in their efforts to prepare for a beautiful season; with a focus on natural history, birding, and bay ecology.
Spend your spring break giving back to the earth by volunteering with the Nature Conservancy. The preserve where we will be working is a globally rare maritime forest ecosystem and treasured community resource. You will be immersed in teamwork oriented stewardship activities such as: trail maintenance, infrastructure improvements, habitat restoration, and other preserve management responsibilities.
Restoration & Exploration at the Coast
Come join us as we care for and explore a 66,306-acre wildlife refuge. This coastal park, that is part of the National Fish and Wildlife Service, encompasses a few of our crucial barrier islands. Our program allows students to be part of the work that goes into preserving wildlife refuges, which play a key role in our environment.