UW Today

Christine Stickler


March 20, 2014

No sandy beaches: UW students head to rural Washington for Alternative Spring Break

A UW student teaches environmental science to students in La Push in 2013.

Many University of Washington students will greet spring break next week from a warm sandy beach, but 69 of them will instead spend their week off helping young students in rural communities learn about art, literacy and the environment. In turn, these UW students will learn about life, culture and education in rural Washington.