|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Oct. 10, 2014|
University of Alberta
ER-T2-7: Outdoors Program
|0.25 / 0.25||
Program Lead (Outreach & Engagement)
Office of Sustainability
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:
The University of Alberta Outdoors Club (UAOC) has been an active club on campus for nearly twenty years. They offer a variety of outdoor trips, experiences, social events, educational opportunities, free equipment rentals, local retail discounts, and opportunity for the most experienced and inexperienced to challenge themselves in a variety of activities.
They run all trips at cost with the help of local sponsors and a dedicated team of volunteer executives. In the past, activities have included: camping, hiking, scrambling, climbing, canoeing, rafting, mountain biking, backcountry trips, skiing, snow shoeing, ice climbing, winter camping, and an annual New Years Trip to California.
The club introduces outdoor experiences to new members and provides networking opportunities to experienced members. By appealing to such a broad base of outdoor enthusiasts the club provides the chance to improve and educate oneself in the interdisciplinary skills required (or not required) to enjoy the outdoors.
They believe in participating in Canada’s greatest cultural and natural heritage and hope to provide that opportunity for everyone.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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