Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation
Fee: $100
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Sleeping bags at a church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm

Service Projects

Increase your understanding of coastal ecosystems and watersheds and how they are affected by manmade and natural disasters. Join your fellow Comets as we complete environmental conservation projects and serve those who suffer the economic impact of these disasters.

Tasks may include native plant propagation, sea grass restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, dune restoration, storm water treatment, public land restoration and invasive species removal.

2016 Experience

At the beginning, we even didn’t know the function of wetlands to the ecosystem exactly, however, in the end, we could explain the Bay’s rating in areas from habitat, to water quality, to wildlife with a simple poster. We evolved from students to little scientists that could educate others about the world in which we live. You see, it is definitely an unbelievable leap.
-Shayne Song, ASB 2016 Environmental Conservation participant

Read Shayne's full experience here.

ASB 2016 Trips

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Services

Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Assist animals indirectly by caring for their environments.

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Education

Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Global Poverty

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Agency: Heifer International

Increase your awareness and take action against global poverty in this immersive experience.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Aid the Gulf Coast relief efforts and make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.


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Healthcare

Location: Killeen, Texas
Agency: Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children

Lead activities in this one-of-a-kind camp designed for children with chronic illnesses and special needs.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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Sustainability

Location: Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
Agency: Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest

Learn about sustainable development and resource management in four focus areas: food systems, ecosystems, energy and culture.

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