Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day Late Minutes

Hey Tall (and short) POC Members,

Welcome to another caffeine (seriously, it's the only reason I'm still conscious) fueled minutes.  This week only DAY LATE MINUTES!

If YOU Went on Seneca read on.  Victoria found a green Nalgene water bottle with national parks stickers, a green and yellow jacket, and a gray fleece.  So let me know if those belong to YOOOOOOUUUUU.

Saturday 3/26

If you still need your service requirement help tear out some bushes for a sustainability project.  Meet at the srcc parking lot at 9:30 am, isss gonna be fun.  Sign up here.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aRL98Kk0-BoWoNckwyXlVSJar4lGxirZbR7vMjQq528/edit#gid=0

 

Weekend of 3/26

We are going to the New (but it's kinda old at this point) River Gorge to go climbing, caving and hiking.  SO GET HYPE! If you are going, you should have gotten an email.

Weekend of 4/2

We are going backpacking on the laurel highlands hiking trail.  This is our beginner level backpacking trip.  No gear or experience needed. It will be about 5 miles backpacking on Saturday and Sunday.  Sign up here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SR1aBpDnQWxC60-ZcLAz0xAIhhKCfRL91v_ZDgCKxsc

Saturday 4/2

Help us Adopt a Crag at Coopers rock.  We will clean up around rock then CLIMB them rocks.  The event page is hither! http://www.midatlanticclimbers.org/news/portfolio/coopers-rock-adopt-a-crag-april-2-2016/

Sign up here

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tDZsMGC7QOkz5RolN9sM3d1Ta41sIScdnF_d9Jqhmok

Sunday 4/3

Homestead History Hike with venture outdoors in…. YOU GUESSED IT, Homestead.  Learn history AND hike. 2 birds with one stone BAYBY.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=182e1yaeTumhNbCB-aiX--2fPlQZxnrmD69p24cZoqAE

Sunday 4/3

CAWCAW there is the Hawk's next cleanup.  (New River Gorge Bouldering area).  It's real far, but if someone was real hype they could make a weekend trip outa it. Here is the facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/107853572944248/

 

Food Recovery Heroes, a Pitt group fighting food waste and hunger, is looking to coordinate biking volunteers to transport day-old bagels from Bruegger's Bagels on Forbes to the South Oakland food pantry. It is a short, 1 mile ride and a small bike cargo trailer will be provided to transport the bagels. Biking drop-offs will start tentatively Wed, April 13, and will run W/Th/Fr mornings at 8:30AM. Drop offs will continue throughout the summer. You can sign up on the excel sheet below or contact Jessica Schatz at jms455@pitt.edu if you are interested!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Dmnds9qNFwLdweEBy6Nh-vjprDctM8eT-_GT6Q508a8/edit?usp=sharing 

 

Nothing to do this summer? Do you love the outdoors, the mountains, the prairie and the American West?  Do you still need to complete a field course? Then you should consider the Wyoming or Yellowstone field courses offered through the honors college! They are open to all majors and the only requirement is a 3.0 GPA. The courses are 6 and 4 weeks respectively offered each summer and count for credit. More information is provided in the links below.

http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/wyoming-field-studies

http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/yellowstone-field-study/more-information

If you're interested please contact Ed McCord of the Honors College at emccord@pitt.edu there are still spots left for this summer!

 

Ever wonder what happens if you're outside the "golden hour" of medical care, where you won't have access to definitive medical care for hours or even longer? If you would like to learn how to take care of and treat people in these situations the Wilderness Medical Society is organizing a Wilderness First Aid Course by the CDS Outdoor School. This course covers how to initially assess patients, provide wound care, splint, and treat environmental, orthopedic, or insect/animal bite injuries you may come across if you're in the wilderness or remote locations. There will be plenty of hands-on training allowing you to practice the skills you learn. This course is great for anyone that hikes, kayaks, rock climbs, etc. or anyone who is interested in emergency medicine or trauma. After completing the course you'll also get an official Wilderness First Aid certification (For more info click here). The cost for course registration will be subsidized by the WMS and the final price depends upon how many people are interested (don't worry it will be student affordable). We are thinking of having the course over the weekend of April 9th and 10th. If you're at all interested in joining the course or if it's possible you'll attend please fill out the form below.  

http://goo.gl/forms/a1V5QjT28k