The Environmental Center's Eco Roadshow is an awesome opportunity for you to make great friends and build a connection to this amazing corner of the world. You'll learn about social, environmental and sustainability issues by DOING: getting outside, exploring our natural spaces, and meeting the Durango-tangs working on this stuff (a Durango-tang our word for the amazing folks that live here, and yep you say it just like orangutan)! During our four day experience, we will:
This experience is led by Environmental Center Student Staff who can answer all of your questions about life at Fort Lewis College and Durango. They'll provide their insights on what it is like to be a part of advancing environmental and social change. They're a fun crew, so get ready to start your FLC career as part of an amazing community!
When: August 19-23, 2018
Where: Durango-area campgrounds, farms, rivers, and wildlands
Total number of available spots: 30 (3 groups of 10)
Student cost: $200 (financial assistance available for those who qualify)
Registration is closed.
Food: At the Environmental Center, we believe that food is a pretty powerful way to express your ethics and also build community. During the Eco Roadshow, participants will rotate through cooking shifts where you work with our EC Student Leaders to chef-up meals for your whole team in our outdoor camp kitchen. Imagine bringing your whole kitchen outside and putting it under a canopy of ponderosa pines! Meals will feature fair, humane, ecologically-sound and local ingredients. Vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten Free? Or have an allergy? Not to worry, we'll design menus to accommodate all your needs.
Lodging: During the Eco Roadshow, you will get the chance to enjoy Durango's great outdoors! Each night, your team will return to your campsite to make dinner, hang out, and sleep under the stars (or in a tent, if you prefer). Our campsite will have water and outhouses. Campgrounds don't have showers, but we will have some great opportunities for swimming on our trip.
We will be spending large portions of our Eco Roadshow PEAK Experience outdoors, including camping at night. Accordingly, you will want to be prepared for the varied weather conditions that present themselves here in the San Juan Mountains. Late August is our monsoon season, so you could experience sunny hot days, rain, or even hail . . . maybe even in one day. Here is a link to our average temperatures and weather.
The below list represents the gear you will need to stay comfortable during your trip. All items are required unless otherwise indicated. After you register, you will receive more information on your personal packing list and rental options for any gear that you don't personally own. Keep in mind, your clothes and gear may get wet and dirty.
We will provide all necessary group gear such as tents and stoves and three meals a day.
Download your packing list