Studio 345 Journeys

The application for the 2017 Studio 345 Journeys Program has closed. 

Engage | Educate | Empower

Studio 345 Journeys, a program of ASC, is designed to engage, educate and empower high school youth through a variety of hands-on experiences. We believe that providing youth the opportunity to explore their natural environment, they are better able to understand and appreciate the world around them. Through exposure to an interconnected network of natural resources, we teach students about the importance of preserving our environment and inspire them to become advocates for environmental stewardship.

The Studio 345 Journeys program is a three-phase experience that includes local hikes and educational sessions, a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine and opportunities for students to advocate within their communities. The program is free of cost to students in exchange for a fully refundable deposit of $150 and their commitment to all aspects the program. High School students in Mecklenburg County are encouraged to apply.

2017 Program


Learn about food sustainability and be a part of our community’s efforts to grow and eat responsibly.

  • Discover dynamic ecosystems between water, air, plants, and animals
  • Maintain our adopted stream at Alexander Park
  • Encounter plant-water relationships with aquaponics lessons
  • Visit local farms and farmers markets
  • Discover the Water/Energy/Food Nexus
  • Prepare physically and mentally for Acadia National Park
  • Hike, bike and camp at Lake Norman State Park
  • Explore the old growth forests and marsh lands of Congaree National Park
  • Climb to the summit of Morrow Mountain

2017 Dates: June 15 | June 23-24 (overnight) | June 29 | July 13 (full day) | July 20 | July 27 (full day) | August 4 |  August 17

PHASE TWO:  AUGUST 7 – 11 (Week long overnight trip)

Experience a week at Acadia National Park in Maine where you’ll witness the first sunrise, explore nocturnal life on night hikes, observe marine biology during a boat tour, create your own artwork, discover native wildlife and enjoy campfires.


  • Share your knowledge with local elected representatives and advocate for positive change
  • Learn about advocacy from North Carolina environmental stewardship groups
  • Empower yourself and others as a catalyst for change in environmental policies as citizens and future voters of North Carolina
  • Celebrate and share artwork at the Studio 345 Journeys Program Celebration on September 21, 2017

Funding & In-Kind Sponsors

Duke Energy | Trips For Kids | Charlotte Area Transit System | Mecklenburg County | Park Journeys

Questions? Contact Janice Tucker at 704-247-2386 or

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