Badlands
Badlands

Field Science Research

Marine Ecology in Belize
In the summer of 2024, SAS students will travel to Belize for a 9-day marine ecology field science program with Ecology Project International. Students will spend the first half of the trip at the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S.) in the Maya Mountains where they will engage in neotropical bat surveys and herpetology studies. The second part of the trip will be spent on a Belize island, Tobacco Caye, where students will explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world, and collect data on coral reef health and conduct tropical fish population assessments. In addition to the field ecological studies, students will immerse themselves in Belizean culture. This experience is available to students in grades 9 - 12. For more information, please contact Kelley Black

Community Service

Zuni, New Mexico
During Spring Break 2024, SAS students will travel to the high desert in western New Mexico to continue their service partnership with the people of Zuni Pueblo. SAS students will host a spring break camp for elementary-aged children and work on construction projects in the local area. SAS partners with Zuni Youth Enrichment Project, an indigenous-led non-profit organization that is focused on strengths-based enrichment for Zuni youth. While there, SAS students will also enjoy cultural activities, meet local artisans, and explore the surrounding landscape with visits to Petrified Forest National Park and El Morro National Monument. This experience is available to students in grades 9 - 12 and will take place from March 8-16, 2024. For more information about the application process, please contact Rachel Malde.

Language & Culture Immersion

Yucatán, Mexico
During Spring Break 2024, from March 7 - 14, SAS students will travel to Mexico to explore the Yucatán & Mayan Riviera. This Spanish language immersion trip will include sight-seeing tours in Mérida, Uxmal, Valladolid, and Playa del Carmen. Highlights include guided visits to Chichén Itzá, Izamal, and a flamingo-watching tour. This experience is available to students in grades 9 - 12 and will take place March 7 - 14, 2024. For more information, please contact Rafael Lomeli.