6 days
Arizona
Get ready for a zero-waste, off-the-grid adventure. This volunteer trip is a natural learning experience that places you in the foothills of the Patagonia Mountains in Arizona, where you’ll discover the Me to We low-impact, environmentally friendly lifestyle at the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center. With cacti and mountains as your backdrop, you’ll learn how surrounding “border towns” address environmental and immigration issues and the hardships each face. Build skills to combat these issues and open your mind to the endless possibilities for change.
arizona: sustainability in the community secondary

Day 1: Arrive in Arizona
Unpack and settle into life at the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center.
-Tour the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center
-Patagonia Lake hike
-Evening performance of La Danza

Day 2: Sustainability and Conservation
Address the intersection of environmental and social issues with hands-on projects that link these two issues together.
-Morning chores
-Windsong service and permaculture project
-Sustainability presentation

Day 3: Living off the Land
Familiarize yourself with a new environment during an outdoor adventure where you’ll take part in survival skill-building and environmental sustainability workshops.
-Morning chores
-Ravens-Way outdoor activity

Day 4: Supporting the Community
Spend a day volunteering with multiple Me to We community partners, each with a unique focus on giving back to the world.
-Morning chores
-Explore Deep Dirt Farm and participate in an environmental service project
-Explore downtown Patagonia
-Free time at Windsong

Day 5: Service in Action
Break down immigration and migrant stereotypes and walk along the wall that divides us.
-Morning chores
-Travel to Nogales, Arizona
-Visit Mexicayotl Academy
-Border Patrol visit and discussion
-Ideas into action workshop

Day 6: Depart for Home
Say goodbye to Windsong but leave with the resources and understanding to make a positive and landing change in your own communities.
-Leave for home

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Day 1: Arrive in Arizona
Unpack and settle into life at the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center.
-Tour the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center
-Patagonia Lake hike
-Evening performance of La Danza

Day 2: Sustainability and Conservation
Address the intersection of environmental and social issues with hands-on projects that link these two issues together.
-Morning chores
-Windsong service and permaculture project
-Sustainability presentation

Day 3: Living off the Land
Familiarize yourself with a new environment during an outdoor adventure where you’ll take part in survival skill-building and environmental sustainability workshops.
-Morning chores
-Ravens-Way outdoor activity

Day 4: Supporting the Community
Spend a day volunteering with multiple Me to We community partners, each with a unique focus on giving back to the world.
-Morning chores
-Explore Deep Dirt Farm and participate in an environmental service project
-Explore downtown Patagonia
-Free time at Windsong

Day 5: Service in Action
Break down immigration and migrant stereotypes and walk along the wall that divides us.
-Morning chores
-Travel to Nogales, Arizona
-Visit Mexicayotl Academy
-Border Patrol visit and discussion
-Ideas into action workshop

Day 6: Depart for Home
Say goodbye to Windsong but leave with the resources and understanding to make a positive and landing change in your own communities.
-Leave for home

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Arizona: A Lesson in Sustainability
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My students enjoyed themselves.

My team and I really enjoyed ourselves. ...
nanmii / Group leader
Bronx, NY / Posted on May 08, 2018

Your experience includes

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at a more affordable price.
  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Accommodations

    Enjoy a 5-night stay.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issues activities.

  • Cultural Activities

    Experience the local culture through activities that explore relevant social and environmental issues.

  • Full-time Me to We Facilitator

    Your Me to We Facilitator stays with your group 24/7, handling all tour logistics and facilitating post-project reflection activities.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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