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San Francisco, CA - March 29–April 3, 2015

Topic: HIV/AIDS
Trip Description: We’ll be spending a week in San Francisco serving and learning about HIV/AIDS and how it affects different communities of people in different ways, including the LGBTQ community, drug users, and people experiencing food insecurity. Service projects include assembling safe injection kits with the Syringe Access Program of AIDS Life Cycle, working in the kitchen or grocery center with Project Open Hand, and taking a tour of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center. We’ll also have a chance to see and explore the city recreationally.
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
Pre-Trip Meetings: March 17 & 24, 2015
5-6 p.m., locations will be in the Student Union and will be emailed to trip participants.
Trip cost: $100

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Catalina Island, CA - March 30–April 3, 2015

Topic: Ecology
Trip Description: Work with the Catalina Island Conservancy to serve on the interior of the island. Just 36 miles off the coast of LA, this island has unique habitat that needs work to help maintain and restore its important island ecology. Remove invasive plants, repair buffalo fences, clean the beach or maintain trails—we could be doing any number of things this week. At the end, the group may hike and enjoy the beach on this great island.
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
Pre-Trip Meetings: March 17 & 24, 2015
5-6 p.m., locations will be in the Student Union and will be emailed to trip participants.
Trip cost: $100

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San Diego, CA - March 29–April 2, 2015

Topic: Immigration at the US Mexico border
Trip Description: Explore the complex issue of immigration in this border city while working with local partners doing social justice work. Whether touring the border, learning from advocacy groups, or serving at a local juvenile detention center, this trip will be an interesting and powerful experience. We will take some time at the end to recharge for a bit and take in some of San Diego's iconic coastal attractions.
Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
Pre-Trip Meetings: March 17 & 24, 2015
5-6 p.m., locations will be in the Student Union and will be emailed to trip participants.
Trip cost: $100

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Desert National Wildlife Refuge, NV
March 29–April 2, 2015

Topic: Ecology
Trip Description: Work with the Friends of Nevada Wilderness to serve in the beautiful southern Nevada wilderness. Just north of Las Vegas, participants will be working to decommission some roads, to build trails, and to create bird habitat at Pahranagat Wildlife Refuge. Camping for three nights will be part of the trip, but camping gear (and delicious meals) are all provided-- participants just need to bring lots of layers of warm clothes to prepare for weather.
Note: This trip is not officially part of UNLV's Alternative Break Trip program (aka there will be no UNLV staff, meetings, or risk management). We have partnered with them in the past and know they provide a great experience, so we wanted students to know about this great opportunity!
Trip cost: FREE

To apply: Contact minas@nevadawilderness.org or call 702-515-5417

Grand Canyon, AZ - May 17–23, 2015

Topic: Ecology and recreation in the National Parks
Trip Description: Spend the week in the Grand Canyon learning about the ecology of the canyon, and how it is preserved and protected. We will be doing service to repair and prepare campsites for the millions of visitors who come to enjoy the park from all over the world. Each morning, we will meet with various National Park staff to learn about the ecology of the park, the impact of tourists on the ecology, and the role of fires to the local ecosystems. We’ll also take some time to go to museums, visitor centers, ranger programs, and hike to experience and see the canyon.
Registration Deadline: April 22, 2015
Pre-Trip Meetings: April 29 & May 6, 2015, SU 211, 5-6 p.m., locations will be in the Student Union and will be emailed to trip participants.
Trip cost: $100

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