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Our better places

Outdoor Connections (OC) prides itself with connecting participants to local communities and the outdoors. Trips are conducted during spring, summer, and winter break for the duration of one week. Other dates can be arranged for single travelers.    

 

A minimum of five students is required for a trip to take place. Volunteers pay an all-inclusive program fee that covers lodging, meals, training, staff, and in-country transportations. Scholarship opportunities are available for volunteers. Please reach out if you need help fundraising, we may be able to assist. 

what this program does

  • We are dedicated to inspire and educate youth about environmental conservation through Direct Service.

  • We encourage our Volunteers to take actions on issues that matter to them and their communities.

  • We are in collaboration with nongovernmental organizations, schools, and other social welfare organizations across the globe to ensure that Volunteers recieve authentic cultural experiences and assist communities that are in need.

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Miami, FL

Habitat Restoration

This one week program deals with invasive species removal and Habitat Restoration on Virginia Key. Volunteers may be subject to working with children during this period and participating in coastal clean up and exploration projects. 

Availability:

All-Year Round

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Miami, FL

Women's Issue / Youth Dev.

Connect girls between the ages of ten and seventeen in the Greater Miami Area to the Outdoors and Sports. This program seeks to create a bridge over hardships and obstacles that girls experience when it comes to accessibility to the outdoors and sports.  

Availability

All Year Round

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Tryon, NC

Environmentalism

The invasive plant Kudzu has taken over the small town of Tryon, North Carolina. From backyards to the tops of Mountains, Kudzu has spread like wildfire. Volunteers will participate in a weekend long program to assist the Town of Tryon and Residents on the removal of Kudzu and other invasive plants. Throughout their stay volunteers can expect to learn about the Town’s rich history, sustainable growing practices, and how climate change is affecting the Carolinas.

Availability

All Year Round