Upcoming Outdoor Programs Events

Tuesday, February 19
Thursday, February 21

Lecture: "Stand Up Paddleboarding, the Race to Alaska, and the Dream of the Northwest Passage"

Day: February 21 Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: McIntyre Hall, Rausch Auditorium, Room 003

Join South Sound Surfrider, Puget Sound Outdoors, and Sound Policy Institute for an evening with Karl Kruger, the first standup paddleboarder to complete the Race to Alaska. Race to Alaska is a 700-mile, human-powered journey from Port Townsend to Ketchikan. Karl will be sharing stories and images from the race as well as providing an overview of his upcoming project, a quest to be the first stand up paddler to traverse the Northwest Passage.

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Saturday, February 23

Mountain Shuttle - Crystal

Day: February 23 Time: 6:45 a.m. Location: Expeditionary

Interested in testing out that moist Washington snow? Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO) has got you covered with discounted day passes to both Crystal Mountain Resort (1.5 hours from campus) and the Summit at Snoqualmie (1 hour from campus).

Shuttle cost - $5 Crystal Day Passes - $70 Summit Day Pass (Peak Days) - $72 Day Pass (Non-Peak Days) - $62 Night Tickets - $42
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Beginner Cross Country Ski Trip to Cabin Creek

Day: February 23 Time: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Did you get HYPED from our half day snow day last week? We sure did! Let's go see some really big mountain snow and slide around on it. Join Anna and Kumar for a fun ol' day of nordic skiing. If you've never participated in this Scandinavian pastime before... this trip will be sick. If you have... it’ll also be sick. Great for beginners or for skiers with a bit of prior experience. We’ll reward our sore legs with some hot food and drink cooked in the back o’ the van. For more information, contact…

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Tuesday, February 26

Panel Discussion: "What Do We Mean by Environmental Justice?"

Day: February 26 Time: 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Room 310

Featuring professors Bill Kupinse, English; Doug Sackman, history; Ariela Tubert, philosophy; and Rachel DeMotts, Environmental Policy and Decision-Making, facilitator.

This event is part of the Spring 2019 Climate Justice Speakers Series.

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Saturday, March 2

Mountain Shuttle - Summit

Day: March 2 Time: 7:15 a.m. Location: Expeditionary

Interested in testing out that moist Washington snow? Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO) has got you covered with discounted day passes to both Crystal Mountain Resort (1.5 hours from campus) and the Summit at Snoqualmie (1 hour from campus).

Shuttle cost - $5 Crystal Day Passes - $70 Summit Day Pass (Peak Days) - $72 Day Pass (Non-Peak Days) - $62 Night Tickets - $42
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Tuesday, March 19

Pierce County Children's Water Festival

Day: March 19 Time: All Day Location: Multiple Campus Locations

The Children's Water Festival is an annual event that brings nearly 700 Pierce County fifth-graders to the University of Puget Sound campus for a day of learning about water quality and conservation. Students will visit various stations around campus as they learn from technical experts and educators on a range of water-related topics.

Coordinated by the Pierce Conservation…

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Saturday, April 27

City of Tacoma Annual Bike Swap

Day: April 27 Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Location: Thompson Hall, Parking Lot (Lot 4)

The Tacoma Bike Swap is the largest bicycle-related event in the South Sound region. Community members will gather to buy, sell, and trade new and used bicycles, along with accessories like helmets, bells, and trailers. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and bicycling experts will be on hand to answer questions about bike equipment, maintenance, routes, and safety.…

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Monday, May 27

Wilderness First Aid Course

Day: May 27 Time: All Day Location: Expeditionary

This Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course, May 27–29, 2019, is designed for outdoor enthusiasts. You will learn how to administer the basic level of care necessary for many first time leaders. This is the minimum level of first aid necessary for all Passages and Puget Sound Outdoors (PSO) Leaders who are leading overnight canoe, kayaking, and backpacking trips.

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