Fall 2016, Issue 2 - Cornell Outdoor Education Newsletter
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Another Amazing Outdoor Odyssey Season

December 1, 2016 | Fall 2016 | Issue 2

In this issue:

Going Outdoors, Giving Thanks

The Lindseth Climbing Center Opens!

Cornell Outdoor Education selected for AORE Program Excellence

Meet Grace Livermore & Zoe Maisel – COE Advisory Student Representatives

CU in Nature Encourages Getting Outdoors

Take Two Breaks During Study Break

COE Hosts Student Lunch and Adopt-A-Family

COE Returning to Nepal

Going Outdoors, Giving Thanks

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” —John Muir

Giving Thanks - In the days leading up to the holidays, we’ll be hosting a joyful, home-cooked meal for all our student instructors right in the middle of study week. We’ll also be collecting perishable goods and supporting a family through the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family program. Going Outdoors - It’s also essential to get outside and refuel, reflect and reconnect with the pace of nature. So next week we’ll be co-leading a hike on campus for all students. We encourage everyone to spend some time in nature soon.

Our ability to do good works is thanks to the generosity of so many good people, like you. Please consider making a gift and help COE continue to ensure that our programs and people thrive, Click here to make a donation. It just takes a minute to help us get more students outdoors and give thanks.

Heartfelt holiday wishes from all of COE,

Magnus

Lindseth Director, Cornell Outdoor Education

 

The Lindseth Climbing Center Opens!

Outdoor Odyssey

The upgrade to the Lindseth Climbing Center, with a final price tag of over $850,000, has resulted in 8,000 square feet of climbing area (up from 4,800), including a new bouldering wall and the Sklar Lead Wall. The additional space allowed Cornell to build what Cornell Outdoor Education Director Marc Magnus-Sharpe says will be “one of the most respected university climbing center training areas in the country.” Andy Noel, director of athletics and physical education, said the upgrade “fundamentally changes and enriches the experience for thousands of students, faculty and staff.”

Read the whole story here

 

Cornell Outdoor Education selected for AORE Program Excellence

Press Release

"On behalf of all of Cornell and Cornell Outdoor Education - our students, instructors, alumni and staff - we are humbled and honored to receive this recognition and share adventuring in the outdoors with so many incredible individuals and schools.” Marc Magnus-Sharpe, Lindseth Director, Cornell Outdoor Education.

Read the whole story here

 

Grace Livermore & Zoe Maisel – COE Advisory Student Representatives

Grace and Zoe

We recently caught up with both Grace (left) and Zoe (right) for a quick interview. As the two Student Representatives to our COE Advisory Board, we asked them to introduce themselves to you.

Grace

Why hello there everyone, my name is Grace Livermore. I am a senior in CALS, studying Biological Engineering (pre-med). I hail from a wonderful little town called: Cooperstown, NY, where I have lived almost all my life. Since my time at Cornell, I have been heavily involved with Outdoor Odyssey (as a guide and as Selection Chair). Odyssey served as my gateway into COE. From there, I have worked on various COE platforms (e.g. rock-staff, wizard, czar, summer camps instructor, CTLC, land staff, paddle staff, etc.). I have taken as many courses as my schedule allows and have loved every moment. It was COE that lead me to my passion for wilderness medicine. It inspired me to look deeper into medicine in general and helped me decide that medical school should be in my future. I'm excited and honored to be one of the student representatives and hope to work hard to improve COE in anyway possible.

Zoe

Hi everyone! My name is Zoe Maisel and I am a junior in CALS studying Environmental Engineering with great interest in water treatment processes and soil science. And I'm super pumped to be the new student representative this year! In COE, I hail from tree and rock staff, the Odyssey Oasis, and Wizard World, and I'm always trying to find more ways to get outdoors and learn. COE has taught me humility, brought me peace, made me feel powerful, encouraged me to keep learning. It has helped me climb trees and cliffs, given me packs to pack, canoes to paddle, and friends to laugh with. I am grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community and do what I can do strengthen it and help us grow together.

 

CU in Nature Encourages Getting Outdoors

Cornell University in Nature has been active in motivating students to go outside!

Read the whole story here

Take Two Breaks During Study Break

You need more than a break. You need two breaks, and we’ve got ‘em for you! Get outside with us on Monday, December 5th at 2:15 pm and then come inside for a family-style lunch at COE on December 6th. COE is joining with CU in Nature, Gannett Health and others to host a study break hike on Monday, December 5th. It all starts at 626 Thurston.

Join us!

COE Hosts Student Lunch and Adopt A Family

For several years now, the COE Basementlanders have hosted a pot-luck lunch for our students during study break. In a little twist, we ask students to bring in cans of food and we add needed items and gifts to help make a cheery holiday for a particular family as part of the Adopt-A-Family community program. This year is more of the same goodness. The power of giving and helping others gives so much in return. If you'd like to contribute cans of non-perishables, or something more, let us know. Sarah Myers is helping lead the Adopt A Family program and can be reached at sfm52@cornell.edu.

COE Returning to Nepal

COE is returning to Nepal May 2017!

Co-led by 2 of Cornell University’s most experienced leadership and team mentors, Clint Sidle from the Johnson School, and Dan Tillemans from Cornell Outdoor Education, this 5th Nepal Leadership Trek is sure to be more engaging, more rewarding, and more fulfilling than just any old adventure travel trip. Clint and Dan have co-led 18 outdoor experiential expeditions together, including 4 Nepal Leadership Treks, are passionate about what they do, and look forward to making this experience a high point for each and every participant.

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