Alumni invited to join students in an Island Sustainability Adventure

October 10, 2012

The Penn State Center for Sustainability and the Penn State Alumni Association are inviting alumni to take part in the Island Sustainability Adventure: Service Learning with Penn State Students tour in Roatán, Honduras, March 2-9, 2013.

Situated 30 miles off of the Honduran coast, in the middle of the world’s second largest barrier reef, this ecosystem is a vital natural resource for the island’s communities. Home to a diverse number of marine species, Roatán offers some of the world’s best scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming and deep-sea exploration.

During this seven-night trip, alumni will join students in a design-build solar course as they work side by side to deploy a 2kW solar energy system on a daycare center, have opportunities to mentor students, participate in social events and visit past projects completed by the award-winning Penn State RECA (Renewable Energy for Central America) student service program. The RECA program was created to provide clean innovative energy solutions to communities in Central America. Alumni participation supports student travel costs to Roatán.

For the price of $4,700 (plus air) the trip includes: accommodations for alumni at the upscale, bio-sensitive, luxury villa: Infinity Bay Spa & Beach Resort, most meals, hotel tips, taxes and airport transfers. Optional excursions are available, at additional costs, which include: zip-line tours, snorkeling, dolphin adventures and more.

A series of informational and networking events will be held for alumni interested in participating. The first event at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, room Beaudry A, in Los Angeles, Calif.

For more information on the trip, visit the Alumni Tours webpage. For more information about the RECA program, visit


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Last Updated October 15, 2012