Did you #optoutside this Friday? Hopefully you rested up and enjoyed some fresh air during your well deserved break. Here are today’s headliners:
Dr. Chuck Nelson
This evening guest speaker, Dr. Chuck Nelson, shared out of doors wisdom while answering questions and facilitating discussion. We talked invasive species, social media movements’ effect on the parks and recreation industry, big cities in Michigan, park-finding apps, environmental engineering, engaged citizenship, and how to motivate ourselves and others to get outside.
Outdoors Club Service Project: visibly make a place better! It’s a great way to get outside. How? Talk to park rangers to see where needs are then provide physically able, knowledgable volunteers (that is us college folk) to spend time caring for the environment. Our brainstorm list for the ideal OC Service Project includes the following aspects: free, fun, family oriented, some friendly competition, a few plenty of dogs, optional transportation, desirable hours and location, and social media advertising. If you have ideas for an OC Service Project contact your President, Dan Bomzer.
To know more, look into these classes:
CSUS464 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy in Michigan (Spring 2018)
CSUS276 National Parks (Spring 2018)
Community Sustainability Internship (Dr. Nelson is the Coordinator for this program)
Ludington State Park Camping
Friday, December 1- Saturday, December 3
Lauren Driscoll is planning a $5 trip (includes the campsite fee; does not include food and gas)! There will be a 1 mile hike to the campsite in a winter wonderland (maybe). Pack according to the weather!!! To signup contact Lauren via Facebook.
Meet at Shaw Hall for dinner on Friday December 1 at 7pm. Then head out for a 30 mile over night trek. Hike 12-14 hours, and shake hands with some of the challenges POCAR greets. There will be no signup. Reminders will be given on Facebook. Build up your endurance!
“Your limitations are not great, your strengths are great.” -Dr. Chuck Nelson
Have a Happy Tuesday,
Michigan State University