Alternative Spring Break 2024

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a week of conservation, recreation, and exploration at Desert National Wildlife Refuge!

Alternative Spring Break is a 5-day long service-learning experience designed for college students and young adults (18-39).  This year we will be camping and stewarding the Desert National Wildlife Refuge - the largest wildlife refuge in the lower 48!

We will camp beneath the mountains and stars at the Desert Refuge and will spend the week improving trails at the Corn Creek Visitor Center, pulling invasive plants and cattails, planting, and you'll even get to see what it's like monitoring a spring!

Participants will get the chance to meet with local environmental experts, learn to camp, and get the chance to experience public lands stewardship in a way not many people get to experience!

Friends of Nevada Wilderness provides tent, sleeping bag, and other necessary gear FREE OF CHARGE for ASB participants to borrow.  We also enjoy delicious, gourmet camp meals and desserts each night. 

Interested in a career in the outdoors, conservation, recreation, or STEM?  We'll be visited by representatives from our land management and non-profit partners to discuss their career paths and ways to get started on your dream career!

Sign up today for more information and to save your place! Check out photos from our last Alternative Spring Break here!

Questions? Our ASB-FAQ page may help - click here for frequently asked questions about Alternative Spring Break. 

RSVP today, space is limited!!


Our Alternative Breaks are funded by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP).  Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to partner with the Federal public lands agencies that make up SNAP and manage more than 10 million acres of public lands and water in Southern Nevada to provide conservation and recreational opportunities.  SNAP's “Engaging Communities through Stewardship” project is delivering a continuum of activities, including environmental education programs, stewardship events, and responsible outdoor recreation trainings designed to engage our local community, from childhood into adulthood, in their public lands.  To learn more and get involved visit

March 11, 2024 at 10:00am - March 15, 2024
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Clarice Wheeler ·
Juan Torres Kiana Fullmore Wendy Hernandez Cheyenne Sanchez Megan Quiñones Chad Ceredon Ulises Casillas-Mercado Ella Mayes

Who's RSVPing

Juan Torres
Kiana Fullmore
Wendy Hernandez
Cheyenne Sanchez
Megan Quiñones
Chad Ceredon
Ulises Casillas-Mercado
Ella Mayes
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