New Student Orientation

Garden Crew

The Eco Roadshow: An exploration of Durango’s farms, rivers, and wildlands and how they're all connected!

Fen Restoriation ProjectThe 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:

  • Harvest veggies and cook a meal on a local organic farm
  • Boat the Animas River's famous whitewater while learning about water issues in the west
  • Help restore a high alpine wetland in our San Juan mountains thereby helping provide cleaner water and air to our region
  • Discuss all the ways you can get involved, how to be part of advancing sustainability on campus and in our region, and understand options for academic sustainability coursework, regardless of your major
  • Camp and cook outside together and sleep out under the stars in our local San Juan Mountains (or in a tent, if you prefer)

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 begins on April 14th.