Alternative Spring Break 2013
An Alternative Spring Break (ASB) service trip is a unique service-learning opportunity in which students engage in direct services to a community, while being immersed in the culture and customs of that community. Teams are led by both student team leaders and faculty/staff advisors. Throughout the trip, students will participate in a variety of educational projects and reflective activities to enhance their service experience.The destination this year is Ossabaw Island which is 26,000 acres of maritime forest, tidal wetlands, and wide beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. It is an unspoiled place set aside by the State of Georgia as a heritage preserve for natural, scientific, and cultural study, research, and education.
There will be a variety of projects that we will work on throughout the week such as creating signage for the island’s historical sites, designing a way-finding map of the island and promotional gear such as t-shirts and souvenirs for the gift shop. We are looking to recruit from the following majors (however, all are welcome and encouraged to apply):
-Film and Television.
The trip will take place from Saturday, March 16th to Thursday, March 21st. All lodging, transportation, and food is covered by SCAD. ASB is open to all enrolled SCAD Students. To attend the trip you are expected to:
-Complete and submit the ASB application
-Email a resume and cover letter stating why you wish to attend to SERVE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-Pay a $25 registration fee when accepted (will be reimbursed before trip departure)
*Application materials are due by noon on Monday, February 25th. Accepted students will be notified on Wednesday, February 27th.
Alternative Spring Break 2012
During ‘Alternative’ Spring Break 2012, 14 students from the Savannah College of Art and Design traveled to Cherokee North Carolina, where they asked to help brand and design/redesign elements of several tourist attractions including the Mountainside Theater, the Oconaluftee Indian Village, the Tsalagi Touring Program, and a new Children’s Theater — all run by the Cherokee Historical Association.
Over a three day period, professor Louis Baker and a team of student designers including interior, costume, fashion, graphic, film and video, and production designers worked diligently and collaboratively to create designs and artwork that will help others to further understand and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Cherokee people.
-Louis Baker, Professor of Graphic Design at SCAD