SUU Sponsors Free Outdoor Education Series

Published: September 15, 2016 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Outdoor Education SeriesSouthern Utah University is sponsoring a free Outdoor Education Series starting September 15 and running through December 8. The one-hour lecture series will highlight outdoor opportunities from experts in the field. The OES is every other Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Sharwan Smith Student Center Living Room (unless otherwise noted).

Brad Kinross, OES coordinator, organized the sessions to improve access to outdoor information for SUU students, faculty, staff and the local community. Increasing people’s engagement and outdoor recreation is a primary institutional goal at SUU. SUU seeks to take advantage of its location among scenic state and national parks, monuments, and public lands.

On September 29 there will be a joint seminar with SUU Convocations in the Great Hall, in the Hunter Conference Center. The guest lecturer is Dayton Duncan, writer and co-producer of the PBS Ken Burns documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

Additional OES topics include soundscapes in the parks, careers in wildlife management, preserving our night skies, and cross country skiing.

The OES is sponsored by SUU’s Outdoor Engagement Center (OEC) and the Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism (ORPT) program. For the Fall 2016 OES schedule, please visit the Outdoor Engagement Center.

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