Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
Tier2-7: Outdoors Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Julia Ouimet
Tufts Mountain Club President
Tufts Mountain Club
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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?:

A brief description of the program:

Tufts has two such programs, the Tufts Mountain Club and Tufts Wilderness Orientation. The Tufts Mountain Club (TMC) organizes weekend and day long outdoor adventures. They maintain a lodge in New Hampshire that is available to Tufts students for weekend trips. Both students in TMC and non-TMC members can visit the lodge and partake in the outdoor activities. TMC also holds on-campus events promoting outdoor activities and conservation.

Tufts Wilderness Orientation (TWO) is a 5-day experience for incoming freshmen the week before school starts. Each year, over 200 freshmen come to Tufts in late August to embark on one of 25 student-led backpacking, canoeing, hybrid, and trail crew trips. Freshmen learn outdoors skills and Leave No Trace principles while easing their transition to Tufts. For more information about Tufts Wilderness Orientation, see http://www.tufts.edu/programs/tuftswilderness/

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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