It’s Spring Break time! For Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts will be here as part of the Alternative Spring Break program.
Alternative Spring Break is a student-run program at universities that offers students a way to give back through community service projects with various organizations. The students pay all the expenses for the trip and donate their time to projects that may otherwise not get finished. Especially during these challenging economic times, volunteers make enormous contributions to Virginia State Parks. Many of our projects would not happen without the efforts and support of our volunteers.
A 2009 Alternative SpringBreak groupfrom EastCarolina State University
The groups of 12-17 students will be at Sky Meadows State Park March 6th-12thand 13th-19th. On the first day of their stay, the groups will begin with a morning orientation of the park, a review of safety measures, and a briefing on the project they will be working on throughout the week.
During the week, the studentswill be working with Chief Ranger Joe Foehrkolb to help finish the campground renovation project. In the evenings, Sky Meadows Interpreters will be providing educational programs for the groups. Ranger Trish will talk to them about our native bats and the white-nose syndrome affecting millions of bats in North America and Ranger Budd will give them a look at the life of a Civil War Soldier.
Everyone at the park is looking forward to hosting these groups of remarkable students. We truly appreciate their willingness to serve. Thank you, Michigan State University and Suffolk University for choosing to spend your Spring Breaks at Sky Meadows State Park!