Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
ER-T2-7: Outdoors Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
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?:

A brief description of the program:

The Outdoor Adventures Program is the outdoor education and recreation component within the Department of Campus Recreation at UNCG. Outdoor Adventures is a program housed in the Student Recreation Center and serves the UNCG community with its three divisions: Adventure Trips, Rental & Trip Center (outdoor equipment rental) and The Edge (indoor climbing wall). Outdoor Adventures strives to blend recreation and education to offer a quality outdoor experience for every participant.

The mission of UNCG Outdoor Adventures is to promote healthy, active lifestyles through outdoor recreation activities for the UNCG community. Staff aspire to enhance participants’ environmental awareness and technical outdoor skills while fostering a sense of community and encouraging positive relationships.

Leave No Trace principles are followed on all trips. LNT is taught to all participants - it is a cornerstone of the program philosophy when traveling in wilderness and outdoor locations. Over the past several years Outdoor Adventures members have also conducted stream clean-up service projects on a two-mile stretch of Buffalo Creek just north of campus.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

Information for this credit was received from Mike Ackerman, Assistant Director for UNCG Outdoor Adventures.

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