Alternative Breaks is heading to Catalina Island for a week of service, reflection, meeting new people, and gaining a new perspective. Apply Here! (You must be logged into the Involvement Center via MyUNLV to apply)
Who: A group of 8-10 UNLV students passionate about service, the environment, giving back, representing UNLV, and being generally awesome. Also a student leader and a staff advisor.
What: The Catalina Island Conservancy cares for 88 percent of Catalina Island and is responsible for protecting numerous rare and endangered species found on the island and nowhere else in the world. Conservation efforts, scientific research, and educational outreach are all a strong focus on the island. Trip participants will participate in restoration on the island by removing invasive, non-native plant species, monitoring sensitive plants and animal habitats, and repairing island fencing. Trip participants will have plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the island and contribute to the protection of one of the world's most magnificent islands.
Where: Catalina Island Conservancy, Catalina Island is a small island off the coast of Los Angeles.
When: Departing Las Vegas Friday, May 17 after finals and returning Thursday, May 23 at mid-day.
Requirements: You must be a student in good standing with the university, with a GPA of 2.0 or better. You must also attend the mandatory pre-trip meeting on Sunday, May 5 from 4-6:30 p.m.