Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
Tier2-7: Outdoors Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Milea Perry
Program Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that organizes hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students and follows Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

ORION Program Goals:
• Increase your appreciation for the environment
• Learn outdoor skills that focus on the "leave-no-trace"
philosophy
• Gain familiarity with the natural offerings of Central
Pennsylvania

The ORION program provides the opportunity for new students to meet other new students while participating in various outdoor activities for a week. Students go backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing. As the students travel throughout the Central Pennsylvania terrain, they learn “Leave No Trace” principles. Students are expected to leave no waste behind as they move to various locations while hiking.

The ORION Program is provided by the Penn State Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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