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 October 1

Eco Adventure: Backpacking to Stanley Hotsprings

Oct 6 - Oct 8 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$75 - $125
 
 
Join the Outdoor Recreation Center for a chance to hike to and enjoy Stanley Hot Springs, while providing service to the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. You will have the opportunity to soak in several different hot spring pools as well as give the land some well needed restoration. Participants should plan for camping in cool conditions with brisk mornings and evenings. Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; group gear, backpacking equipment, transportation, permits, and trip leader (Food NOT included). The Pre Trip Meeting will on October 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. in the ORC. 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 prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends November 5

Eco Adventure: Day Hike at Moscow Mountain

Nov 12 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
The Palouse’s hilly landscape makes it the perfect place to get outside. This trip is designed to enjoy the Palouse’s beauty while hiking. Since it is a local trip, this trip will also open your eyes to the possibilities hidden within the Palouse. All you need is a warm coat and a smile! We will be spending time cleaning and restoring some of the higher use areas where we’ll be traveling. Trip rating is level 1, no experience necessary. This trip includes transportation, and trip leaders (Food is NOT included so please bring lunch, water, and snacks). 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.