Shawny Anderson

Conscientious Collaboration: The DIRT Projects

Since January 2002 (with a few breaks in between) Shawny has taken Jan Term trips that are now loosely connected under the title "DIRT."  DIRT stands for Dismantle, Immerse, Reflect, Transform.  The DIRT trips have sent students into situations of extreme poverty and challenged those students to collaborate with host communities to address quality of life issues of the hosts' choosing.  Use the arrows by Shawny Anderson to the left to explore different trips and students' reflections and responses to their experiences.


Students collaborate to build a rain capture system at the Legacy Garden on the Saint Mary's College campus.