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The 2nd Annual OACS Eco-Rolling Seminar: A Look at the Environment through the Lens of Mountain Top Removal
Fall Break 2011: October 6-8th
Application deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2011
OACS is offering the opportunity to travel to various sites in Appalachia to learn and experience environmental issues through the lens of mountaintop removal. You’ll meet authors and the actors who deal with current and historical events and issues day in and day out. Join fellow students, Vanderbilt faculty, and staff in a thought-provoking 2 and 1/2 day journey taking place over fall break.
Cost of the seminar for students is $75, which includes all meals, accommodations, and transportation.
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The Eco-Rolling Seminar takes an in-depth look at the critical issue of the environment and energy through the lens of mountain top removal (MTR). Three vans will take approximately 18 Students to Hindman, Kentucky over the weekend of Fall Break. Accommodations are at the historic Hindman Settlement School, nestled in the Appalachian Hills. This trip includes panel discussions with authors, VU faculty, and community activists; an evening of mountain music/dancing; a visit to active mountain top removal sites; a bee hive MTR reclamation site; and a visit to Robinson Forest. Participants should expect to do some hiking.
A program of the Office of Active Citizenship and Service & Office of the Dean of Students.