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Overview

This trip focuses on learning through hands-on fieldwork. Students with an interest in environmental studies, conversation and sciences should consider this experience.

Schedule

7:30 am Breakfast in community
8:30 am Waste management and pollution workshop

The group will explore how modern waste management practices has impacted small and rural communities in Guatemala and learn what the locals are doing to manage an influx of non-biodegradable waste.

12:00 pm Lunch in community
1:00 pm Tree planting

The group will visit an area affected by commercial deforestation and contribute to restoration through tree planting.

5:00 pm Dinner in community
6:00 pm Facilitated group reflection
7:00 pm Individual reflection and downtime
10:00 pm Sleep and re-energize for the next day

Accommodations

Students will be living with a local family in San Antonio.

*Note: The above is not a final itinerary, activities listed are not guaranteed to occur as described or in the sequence outlined.