Riverways Education Partnerships

EASB 2021

DATES: March 21-26, 2021
T & TH: 4:30-5:50pm

DEADLINE: January 13, 2021, 11:59 PM

Contact this year’s EASB Facilitators at easb.facilitators@gmail.com.

Want to do something meaningful with your Spring Break? Join Environmental Alternative Spring Break!

Want to work with amazing young people across the state of Washington?

Apply for Pipeline Project’s 2021 Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) program! Applications are due January 13th.

Riverways Education Partnerships provides opportunities for undergraduates to spend their spring break connecting with students in rural or tribal communities throughout Washington State. Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) provides the unique opportunity for UW students to plan and design their own curriculum related to environmental or earth science in partnership with NASA during winter quarter. In addition to teaching, EASB emphasizes the importance of deepening community relationships across Washington State. Each team seeks out ways to get involved in the community during their week of teaching. As part of the preparation, you will enroll in a 4 credit seminar during winter quarter to develop teaching skills, work on lesson plans, and explore topics regarding equity in education. Additionally, participants are encouraged to gain experience volunteering in local classrooms or environmental organizations for 2-3 hours per week for an additional 1-2 credits.

Make the most of your break by extending your own learning, sparking an interest in science and the environment, and making a lasting impact on students’ lives.

This project is supported by NASA and Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline.

When & Requirements:

  • Winter Quarter Preparation Seminar – EDUC 401 Q / 4:30-5:50, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
  • Spring Break: March 21st – 26th
  • Optional for Additional 1-2 Credits: Service-Learning – gain experience teaching during winter quarter teaching in a local school or local environmental organization

Applications due 1/13/21, 11:59 PM. Apply here!

If you have any remaining questions, please contact the EASB Facilitators at easb.facilitators@gmail.com.

“After this week in Brewster I am committed to linking my passion for environmental protection with society and development.  I have not opened my mind to the possibility of teaching in communities like Brewster, not only to ‘help,’ but also to work with these communities to understand how I can be a part of their efforts to see a better future.  As I head into my future I hope that I can be part of this journey with communities like Brewster to help improve our earth and global community.”

“One of my overall favorite experiences was spending the evening in the carving shed, sanding hand-carved cedar whales while sitting in a circle and talking with my teammates and several community members.  Many shared the stories of their lives with us, giving a part of their hearts to us and trusting that we’d take something away from this week-long shared experience.  I hope I was able to share a bit of my heart, too.”