SORRY, the 2019 program is FULL! We are not taking any more applications for the Youth Academy 2019

We are now also teaching people between the ages of 16 and 20...

We are very proud of all the young people that decided to come out last summer to learn how to build their Earthships!

YOUTH ACADEMY and MICHAEL REYNOLDS, JULY 2018

YOUTH ACADEMY and MICHAEL REYNOLDS, JULY 2018

If you have under 20 years old, you can still come and learn to build, next summer:

August 3rd - 14th

You can fill the application and return it to: outreach@earthship.com

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Please note that we are now accredited and we have an official partnership with the university of WESTERN COLORADO UNIVERSITY: The Earthship Academy Program counts towards credit for university, read more here..

Hands-on Training   Academy students spend half of their time learning and working on Earthship construction projects. For the sessions that take place in Taos, New Mexico students work on multiple projects at the Greater World Earthship Community and in the Taos area.  Classes on Job Site Safety, Power Tools Use and Safety, Earthship Layout and Earthship Terminology help students navigate the construction site confidently and effectively. Hands-on classes are taught with the assumption of no prior knowledge.  The skills gained during the hands-on portion of the Academy sessions is invaluable.

Hands-on Training

Academy students spend half of their time learning and working on Earthship construction projects. For the sessions that take place in Taos, New Mexico students work on multiple projects at the Greater World Earthship Community and in the Taos area.

Classes on Job Site Safety, Power Tools Use and Safety, Earthship Layout and Earthship Terminology help students navigate the construction site confidently and effectively. Hands-on classes are taught with the assumption of no prior knowledge.

The skills gained during the hands-on portion of the Academy sessions is invaluable.


Earthship Academy Graduation Requirements:

TAOS ACADEMY SESSIONS: Complete an Academy Session in Taos or a Global Session (95% attendance in the classroom and participation in hands-on work as well as a passing grade on the Final Exam are required).

FIELD STUDIES: Students receive credit towards this requirement by participating in an official Earthship Biotecture Field Studies project. Field Studies opportunities are intended to help further students’ knowledge of hands-on building techniques by inviting them to work alongside the Earthship Crew on a new build.  They are usually offered 2 to 3 times a year in the US and internationally.  Projects range in duration from 2-8 weeks for Field Studies, and students are responsible for their own transportation, food and lodging.

INDEPENDENT STUDY: The Independent Study may take place anywhere in the world and may be concrete (launching a demonstration project in China, staging and facilitating a relief project in Haiti) or digital (designing a CAD model of an Earthship city in Turkey, mapping Pockets of Freedom in Australia). Students may propose their Independent Study after they complete the Academy Session and Field Studies requirements. Independent Studies must receive written approval from Academy Staff and are subject to review to qualify for credit.