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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.

Trips

  • Owl Prowl, at the Wild Bird Sanctuary, Valley Park, MO

    Wednesday January 31st, 5 pm - 10 pm

    • $6.00 for SIUE Students

    • $11.00 for SIUE Faculty, Staff and Guests/Community members

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

    See live owls and learn about them from a naturalist! We will also go on an 1 mile hike around the Wild Bird Sanctuary to call and look for owls in their natural habitat. Transportation as well as warm drinks and sweet treats will be provided.

  • How to Pack a Backpack Clinic, at SIUE Student Fitness Center, small conference room

    Monday February 9th, 5 pm - 7pm

    • Free for SIUE Students

    • Sign up at the Student Fitness Center front desk

    Learn how to pack a backpack for your next hiking and camping trip! Experience the difference between an external and internal frame pack. Learn what to bring and not to bring, how to re-pack food, the best ways to layer clothing, and what to do about water?? Light snacks will be provided.

  • Mardi Gras Mambo Climb and Costume Competition, SIUE Rock Wall

    Sunday February 15th, 5 pm - 10 pm

    • Free for SIUE Students

    Mardi Gras themed costume party at the climbing gym. Prizes given away for most original and creative costume and to the student that brings the most friends to climb (costumes must be suitable for climbing in the SIUE rock wall). New Orleans style food and music will make it the best SIUE event to get you ready for Mardi Gras. A photobooth will also be set up! So make sure to mark your calendar and start planning your costume.

  • Climb at So iLL Climbing Gym, St. Louis, MO

    Sunday February 22nd, 3 pm - 6:30 pm

    • $10.00 for SIUE Students

    • $15.00 for SIUE Faculty, Staff and Guests/Community members

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

    Shake off the cold wintery weather by climbing! So iLL is a large, indoor climbing gym with many routes to try, some reaching 55' tall. There is also a large bouldering wall that can put your determination and skill to the test. If you like climbing at SIUE's rock wall, you'll love climbing at So iLL. Transportation will be provided. No experience necessary.

  • Spring Break Trip - Camping Down The Mississippi River

    March 7th - 12th, Saturday - Thursday
    Save the date!

    • Stay tuned for more details

    Escape to the warm south and see Bayou country with a true Cajun. We'll be sure to get in some local sights and food, both of which could be alligator! As we hike down the Mississippi River all the way down to Louisiana. Stay tuned for more details on pricing and camp sites.

  • 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 front desk

    Join us as we explore the 105-acre open-air museum and sculpture park. This will be a great opportunity to engage with are 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 tress, 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!



Owl Prowl

Backpack Clinic Spring 2015

Mardi Gras Climb Spring 2015

Climb SOILL Spring 2015

Sculpture Hike Spring 2015

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