Spring break service

Twenty-five S&T students spent their spring break planting trees, performing conservation work and helping out at a homeless shelter as part of Miner Challenge 2011, an alternative spring break program sponsored by the university’s student life department. This is the fourth year for the program and the first year S&T sent teams to two different parts of the country.

Spring Break

Last spring, a group of S&T students traded their lawn chairs and beach towels for shovels and rakes, spending spring break on a service project.

 

One team planted trees, cleared trails and did shoreline restoration at the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy in Memphis. The group then traveled to Nashville to clear debris at the Nashville Zoo and mulch trails and plant native vegetation at Radnor Lake State Park. The other team traveled to New Orleans to volunteer at Ozanam Inn, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen.

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