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Learn & Explore Trip: Santa Fe 2017


WHERE?

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Santa Fe Community College  

WHEN?

Sunday, August 6th - Sunday, August 13th 

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? 

Join us as we travel down to Santa Fe, New Mexico for a week long intensive learning course in partnership with Santa Fe Community College. We'll spend the week covering sustainable use and production of food, water, and energy in the 21st century. Current and potential food, water, and energy systems will be examined including solar energy, water conservation and operations, alternative fuels, algae cultivation, and controlled environment agriculture. 

Planned Itinerary:

  • August 6th - Arrive in Santa Fe and check into the Santa Fe hostel (your home away from home for the week). We'll plan on doing dinner that night as a group.

  • August 7th - 11th - Spend the week in a hands-on learning environment focused on sustainability.

  • August 12th - Spend the day exploring Santa Fe!

  • August 13th - Depart for home.

EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

No prior experience is necessary to join this trip. 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE TRIP?

There is a cap of twelve people (including a trip leader). Registration is first come, first served. 

WHAT DOES IT COST? 

  • Costs:

    • Students: $417 ($332 paid directly to Wayfinding + an $85 course fee)

    • Luminaries, Board, Crew: $500 ($415 paid directly to Wayfinding + an $85 course fee)

    • Community Members: $575 ($490 paid directly to Wayfinding + an $85 course fee)

      • Why are costs different for different groups of people? We charge Wayfinding students the minimum cost to attend the trip to make it as affordable as possible for them. For those in our community including crew, faculty, guides, board members, parents of students, and Luminaries, we offer the trip at a rate that helps cover some of our administrative costs of planning the trip but still at a discount. Finally, we ask communities members to pay just over the standard price of the trip to help subsidize student participation.

  • What's included?

    • Housing for seven nights (nights of August 6th - August 12th)

    • Meals beginning with dinner on Sunday, August 6th through breakfast Sunday, August 13th

    • Course instruction and materials

    • Transportation around Santa Fe

    • Logistical planning

  • What's not included?

    • Transportation from your starting location to Santa Fe.

      • Some of those in the Portland area are considering a road trip to get to Santa Fe. If you're interested in driving or riding along, please let us know.

    • Travel insurance which you may already have through your credit card company or other policy. If not, we highly recommend it.

    • Spending money for the trip. We recommend $40-$50 for snacks or to visit tourist sites.

WAYFINDING LAB OPTION FOR STUDENTS:

Any Wayfinding student who attends this trip and completes all assignments and projects may count this Learn and Explore trip as two Lab credits. 

HOW DO I SIGN UP? 

Registration is now closed for this trip.