Since 2000, the Pipeline Project has facilitated Alternative Spring Break opportunities for UW undergraduates where teams of students spend their spring break in a rural or tribal community of Washington State working with local elementary and middle schools on literacy arts and environmental science projects.
There is no ASB participation fee although participants will engage in fundraising efforts to raise funds for lodging, transportation, and food costs.
For the first Alternative Spring Break in 2000, 22 students headed out to our first four partner sites in Harrah, Forks, La Push and Omak. Hundreds of UW undergraduates have worked with thousands of children in rural areas since then, helping them to write and publish their own book and conduct scientific explorations.
In 2012, 45 UW students worked with 618 elementary, middle and high school students at 11 different sites