Eco Adventures

WSU Eco Adventures are outdoor recreational programming opportunities that are joined with ecologically positive action. WSU Eco Adventures promotes sustainable use of the outdoors through modeling positive user relationships with the environment.  This program is a collaboration between the Center For Civic Engagement and University Recreation. Learn more about the Center for Civic Engagement by clicking this link here.

Programming includes seven to eight trips per year within the region and two to three feature trips a year, beyond the region. These programs seek to build and develop standing relationships with agencies, organizations, land managers, non-profits and course instructors.

Programs are within 150 miles of Pullman, WA. This reduces the time lost on a trip for travel, cost of travel, and adverse environmental impacts of driving. These programs also promote place-based learning in areas that participants may visit in the future or include in other projects, and enhances citizenship in the communities that our participants live and recreate in.

Registration Ends February 25

Spring Break Eco Adventure: Zion National Park Tour

Mar 9 - Mar 18 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$345 - $550
 
 
Spend a week surrounded by the gorgeous towering walls of the South East Utah’s Zion National Park. You’ll spend your days hiking and sight-seeing throughout the park, camping out every night under the stars, and volunteering one day to help the park continue to maintain it's ecological value, natural splendor, all while accommodating the high number of visitors each year! ! Early bird pricing for members effective until December 15th, so sign-up soon! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes group gear, camping equipment, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators (Food NOT included). There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on March 1st at 6:00-8:00pm in the Outdoor Recreation Center lobby. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends April 15

Earth Day Eco Adventure: Clean Up & Climb

Apr 21 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$15 - $30
 
 
Come join us on this spectacular multi-faceted outdoor experience. During this Eco Adventure, participants will climb and beautify the area of Granite Point, which has been adopted by Washington State University and the ORC as a primary project site. This is an opportunity to help maintain an outdoor hotspot; not to mention, we’ll be doing some awesome climbing as well! This is one of our most popular Eco Adventures, so register early! Eco Adventures are the cross-roads of outdoor recreation and civic engagement that provides participants with an opportunity to immerse them-selves in the natural world, foster a deeper connection with the land, and develop a sense of place. After participating in this Eco-Adventure participants will be able to see the rewards of their service and appreciate the land even more. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes: transportation, group gear, climbing harness, climbing shoes, and equipment, permits, and trip facilitators. Food and clothing is NOT provided. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.