CBL Info Session: Disaster & Resilience in Puerto Rico
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Spend December 14-21, 2019 in Puerto Rico. This unique opportunity allows students to engage in experiential learning, sustainability and design. This information session (May 8) will answer student questions about this community-based learning (CBL) opportunity, as well as the winter course that accompanies this CBL course. Scholarships are available.
About the CBL course:
This course examines critical resource infrastructure on the island of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Centered on a weeklong workshop at Plenitud — a permaculture demonstration farm in Las Marias — this intensive CBL course is designed to support an ongoing rainwater harvesting outreach project in the municipality of Añasco.
From December 14–21, 2019, students work side-by-side with local facilitators and community leaders to develop, implement, and document the installation and maintenance of rainwater collection systems. This hands-on community-based workshop is supplemented by a pre-departure training, local site visits, and daily lectures on permaculture design, island ecology, and environmental resilience.
Free pizza! For more information contact Steve Vásquez Dolph (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, and the Lindy Center.
Steve Vásquez Dolph
Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, 3210 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104