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Partners in the Parks: Cedar Breaks National Monument
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Partners in the Parks: Cedar Breaks National Monument

This project will include snowshoeing into Cedar Breaks National Monument located approximately 30 minutes from Cedar City, Utah. Participants will sleep at the monument's yurt, and engage in seminars, participate in snow-related recreation, and gain a better perspective and love for a unique winter environment in one of our nations most treasured national monuments. All meals, ground transportation, and on-site accommodations will be provided during the project.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/17/2020 to 1/20/2020
When: January 17-20, 2020
Where: Cedar Breaks National Monument
United States
Contact: NCHC Office
(402) 472-9150

Online registration is available until: 12/13/2019
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*This project takes place in an extreme environment, participants must be in excellent physical and emotional health.





Please read the following before registering:


Affiliating yourself with your institution

If you are not the director of your program, or you do not hold a current NCHC Institutional, Professional, or Student Membership, and/or have not attended an NCHC program in the past year, you may not be in our new software system yet!

You must sign up as a "Contact" prior to registering for any NCHC program. 

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Be sure to select “Contact” when creating a username for our website. If your institution has an Institutional Membership, signing up as a "Contact" will affiliate you with your institution, and you'll receive the member discount. If you sign up for any membership aside from "Contact," you will be asked to pay for that membership fee.

You'll receive an email notification, and THEN you may start registration for the intended institute.

(If your institution is not a member of NCHC, please proceed as a "Guest.")

*Members receive a 50% discount on NCHC Partners in the Parks registration pricing!

Questions? Contact the NCHC office at (402) 472-9150 or


Institution Limitation for Participants

At the maximum, only two students from any one institution will be allowed to participate on an individual trip. If you are unsure if other students from your institution are signed up for the trip, please check with your school's honors office, or send an e-mail to 


Mandatory Documentation

This year, when you register, you will be required to turn in 3 forms stating your acknowledgement of different NCHC policies while you are a participant on your potential trip. To save you some time while registering, we recommend downloading these files now, digitally or physically signing them, and have them ready to be uploaded with your application.






This project explores the relationship between humans and nature focusing on climate change, resilience, resource management, and stewardship. While in the monument, participants will snowshoe; build snow structures; learn about climate, biology, nature's impact on humans, and geology; and serve as volunteers for the monument.

This is a high altitude project, participants should be prepared for cold temperatures and be able to hike at least 5 miles. Special circumstances for this project include significant physical activity at very high elevations in cold and dry weather. Participants should be in excellent physical and emotional health.

Participants should arrive in Cedar City, Utah no later than 9 pm on Thursday, January 16th and should plan on departing Cedar City after 2 pm on Monday, January 20th. Transportation can be arranged by flight through Cedar City, Las Vegas, or St. George, UT.

*Please note, if student is flying out after January 20th, additional hotel accommodations are responsibility of the student

 *Protip from your facilitator: "I ask that students arrive one day early so their bodies can adjust to the elevation and temperature. Altitude sickness is a real concern and an early arrival will help students stay healthy."


Thursday, January 16th

Students arrive in Cedar City, UT (hotel accommodations for this night are the responsibility of the student)


Friday, January 17th

Pick up gear, travel to Yurt via trucks and snowshoes, set up camp in Yurt


Saturday, January 18th

Serve as hosts for the Yurt, guest seminars by SUU Faculty, night sky activity


Sunday, January 19th

Explore the monument via snowshoe, meet with monument staff


Monday, January 20th

Clean up yurt and return to Cedar City, UT


Program Size 6 Students
NCHC Member Price $500 (does not include airfare)
NCHC Nonmember Price $1000 (does not include airfare)
Deadline to Register December 1, 2019










If you have any questions regarding your trip specifically, please contact your trip facilitator listed below. They will be sending you more information regarding what to pack, and any supplies you may need for your trip.


Trip Facilitators

 Grant Shimer, Southern Utah University

 Kelly Goonan, Southern Utah University




All requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing to the national office and RECEIVED no later than thirty days in advance of the trip departure date.

  • Received prior to 30 days before trip departure:          Full refund, less a $50 per person administrative fee
  • Received within 30 days before trip departure:            No refunds granted

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