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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

From weekend biking, caving or climbing trips, to skiing down the beautiful slopes of Colorado, Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of exciting opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Our primary goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to gain a greater appreciation, awareness, and understanding of our natural environment. Participants visit some of the most beautiful places in the United States, learn more about themselves and others, and make lasting friendships.

You can register for an Outdoor Recreation trip by completing the General Trip Application or by visiting the Student Fitness Center reception desk.

Notice: Our week-long trips have a mandatory planning meeting that lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. All participants are required to attend meetings in their entirety. The meeting time and date for each trip is noted on the trip registration form. Please make note of the meeting schedule upon registering for trips. In addition, all trip participants are required to have health insurance.


  • Spring Break Trip - Camping Down The Mississippi River

    March 7th - 13th, Saturday - Friday
    Save the date!

    • $125.00 for SIUE Students

    • $175 for SIUE Faculty, Staff and Guests/Community members

    • Transportation and most meals included

    • Register at SFC reception desk

    • Register by Friday February 27th

    • Pre-trip meeting will occur the week before the trip

    • The stops are the following:
      • Meeman Shelby State Park, Memphis, TN

        March 7th, 1 night
        • We provide 1 dinner (on own: breakfast/lunch on the road)

        Trails, hiking, nature clinic

      • Fountainebleu State Park, Covington, LA

        March 8th & 9th, 2 nights
        • We provide 2 breakfast meals, one lunch, one dinner (on own: 1 lunch and 1 dinner)

        Lake Pontchartrain, trails, La ecosystem, possibly biking on trails, one day in City Park - New Orleans largest city park (same landscape designer as Forest Park and Central Park) and walking along the MS rivier in the city of NOLA)

      • Lake Fausse Point, St. Martinville, LA

        March 10th & 11th, 2 nights
        • We provide 2 breakfast meals, one picnic lunch (on own: 1 lunch and 2 dinners)

        Canoeing and picnic lunch one day. Visit Lake Martin for alligator spotting another day.

      • Hernando Point, Hernando, MS

        March 12th, 1 night
        • We provide 1 breakfast meal, one dinner (on own: 1 lunch and 1 dinner)

  • Laumiere Sculpture Park, Sunset Hills (Near St. Loius), MO

    Saturday March 28th, 10 am - 4 pm

    • $5.00 for SIUE Students

    • $9.00 for SIUE Faculty, Staff and Guests/Community members

    • Space is limited, sign up at the Student Fitness Center reception desk

    Join us as we explore the 105-acre open-air museum and sculpture park. This will be a great opportunity to engage with art in nature, take photos, and participate in a natural trail scavenger hunt! Picnic lunch and transportation will be provided. Stay tuned for pricing and registration information.

  • Shaw Nature Preserve, Gray Summit, MO

    Saturday April 11th, 10 am - 5 pm

    • $6.00 for SIUE Students

    • $10.00 for SIUE Faculty, Staff and Guests/Community members

    • Space is limited, sign up at the Student Fitness Center front desk

    Walk through fields of wildflowers, forests of pine trees, see a real Sod house, and many other beautiful and interesting things as we spend the day at the Shaw Nature Preserve. 14 miles of hiking trails will provide lots of opportunity for adventure and exploring. Picnic lunch and transportation provided.

  • Walk through the SIUE Gardens clinic

    Tuesday April 17th, 4 pm - 5:30 pm

    • Free to SIUE Students

    Discover more about the SIUE gardens that are one of three world-renowned Missouri Botanical Gardens' Signature Gardens as you walk through a guided tour of the trails.

  • Canoeing and Camping Trip, Location TBD

    April 24th & 26th, Saturday - 7 am, Sunday - 8 pm

    • $15.00 for SIUE Students

    • $25.00 for SIUE Faculty, Staff and Guests/Community members

    Canoeing and camping! Get ready to spend some time row, row, rowing in a boat! Stay tuned for more details!

Spring Break Trip 2015

Sculpture Hike Spring 2015

More details to come for all events and trips, please call or email Outdoor Recreation Graduate Assistant, Dominique Begnaud ( or 618-650-3235)
For more information, please call or email Keith Becherer ( or 618-650-3242)
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