* Please note that not every expedition has couples’ or single's accommodations available. Please call or email Earthwatch to check for availability prior to reserving your space(s) on the team.
SLEEPING & BATHROOMS
You’ll get a taste of traditional Southwestern living while staying at Crow Canyon.
Adult teams will stay in Navajo-style hogans on campus. Each hogan has four single beds and one bunk bed, and between two and six participants will share it. Participants will be separated by gender unless a couple requests accommodations together (couples can stay in the same hogan if space permits). Single rooms can be accommodated only if the number of participants works out. Please request couple accommodations in advance, although they can’t be guaranteed.
Bathrooms are located in the large “super hogan,” which is divided in half to create separate areas for men and women. The super hogan has three bathroom stalls with flush toilets and four shower stalls with hot water on each side. Please conserve water when possible.
The teen team will stay in our comfortable cabins, which were constructed in 2016. The cabins have been designed to be energy efficient and to blend well with the landscape. The cabins have multiple bedrooms, each with several bunk beds. Bathrooms (with showers) are located down the hall in each cabin. The cabins are coed, but individual rooms will be separated by gender. Teen Facilitators stay in separate rooms in the cabins and provide supervision.
* Earthwatch will honor each person’s assertion of gender identity, respectfully and without judgement. For both teen and adult teams, where logistics dictate single-sex accommodations or other facilities, participant placements will be made in accordance with the gender identity the participant specified on their Earthwatch Participant form and/or preferences indicated in discussions with Earthwatch.
The hogans have reliable electricity. You’re welcome to bring cameras and other electronic equipment. You’ll have time in the evenings to get on computers, etc.
Crow Canyon provides wireless Internet service at no charge. One communal computer (with Internet and printer) is available in the lobby of the Gates Building on campus. One communal phone is also available; you’ll need to use a calling card for long-distance calls. Cell phone reception is good outside of the campus buildings.
DISTANCE TO THE FIELD SITE
The Haynie site, where we’ll focus our work, is located 10 miles from Crow Canyon’s campus. We’ll be transported to the project area by vans.
FOOD AND WATER
Breakfast and dinner are provided cafeteria-style in the lodge dining hall, where other Crow Canyon groups and visitors will also dine (kitchen staff will do all food preparation and clean up). You’ll be treated to delectable, healthy meals that feature hearty entrees and fresh fruits and vegetables. A salad bar and vegetable dishes are available for those who favor vegetarian cuisine.
We’ll eat picnic lunches out in the field—you’ll be able to make your own sandwiches from various breads, meats, vegetables, and cheeses as well as peanut butter and jelly, and choose from sides that include chips and fruit.
Crow Canyon’s kitchen staff will accommodate special diets upon request. Please alert Earthwatch to any special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or vegan diets, diabetes, lactose or gluten intolerance, nut or other serious food allergies) as soon as possible, and note them in the space provided on your participant forms.
The following are examples of foods you may find in the field. Variety depends on availability. We appreciate your flexibility
- Breakfast: Cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, French toast, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, toast, tea, coffee.
- Lunch: Sandwiches (turkey, ham, roast beef, provolone, cheddar, Swiss, peanut butter and jelly, lettuce, tomato, pickles) fresh fruit, chips, cookies, crackers, granola bar
- Dinner: Entrees may include stir-fry, meatloaf, lasagna, green chili stew, salad bar, enchiladas, and vegetables; vegetarian options are always available.
- Dessert: Cookies, brownies, cupcakes.
- Snacks: Fresh fruit, granola bars, cookies, and crackers
- Beverages: Water is readily available (tap water is potable), Lemonade, iced tea, hot tea, coffee
SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Please alert Earthwatch to any special dietary requirements (e.g., diabetes, lactose intolerance, nut or other food allergies, vegetarian or vegan diets) as soon as possible, and note them in the space provided on your participant forms.