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North America

Yellowstone National Park

Longwood students, faculty and staff embarked on a weeklong journey through Wyoming as part of an annual interdisciplinary course designed to expose students to public issues in and around Yellowstone National Park.  Students either took their ENGL 400 course or their general education science course.

"The trip to Yellowstone was life changing in multiple ways.  As an Honors Student, I really enjoyed the ability to get to know my professors on a personal level and have constant learning opportunities.  It was wonderful to be a part of a caravan of dedicated and intelligent faculty and peers, but this trip impacted me the most as a future teacher.  Yellowstone taught me a lot about the importance of good science instruction in public schools. Because of my experience, I believe I will be a stronger educator not only in science, but in all subjects.  I had a truly interdisciplinary experience and I hope to do the same for my students." -Emily Miller class of 2014

Learn more about LU@YNP HERE!

Carolina Tiger Rescue

Alternative Spring Breaks are opportunities to serve communities in the United States and abroad over the week break.

 

"I attended the alternative spring break program that traveled to Carolina Tiger Rescue.  There we participated in a lot of grounds keeping and material organization that is usually done by the few grounds employees at the rescue.  This contributed a great deal because the amount of work that twenty or so volunteers could get done in a week would take the grounds keepers months to get done on their own.  Also, we were taught a lot about the rescue and preservation efforts of exotic cats and other carnivores that the rescue participated in.  We also learned a great deal about the animals themselves.
 
My favorite part of the trip:  Learning to Chuff.  Simply start a conversation with a tiger by chuffing!" - Emily Crawford class of 2015
 

Learn more about alternative spring break HERE!