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Earn credit outdoors

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Earn credit, gain skills in the great outdoors

Contact: Michael Hatch | Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator
541-962-3621 | mhatch@eou.edu

September 17, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – New outdoor courses will be offered starting fall term at EOU, and students and non-students alike are invited to register.

The courses can be taken for credit – most are one credit hour each – or participants can enroll as non-admits, meaning they do not have to take the class for credit or be graded.

“This is a great way for everyone to get involved with outdoor activities and gain valuable skills and experience,” said Michael Hatch, coordinator of EOU’s Outdoor Adventure Program.

Registration is still open for hiking, beginning kayaking, mountain biking and stand-up paddleboarding. Other classes in rock climbing, horsemanship, archery and fly fishing are at capacity, but will be offered again. A waiting list is also available.

Horsemanship and archery will be offered spring term and indoor gym climbing will be offered winter term. Rock climbing will return as an intermediate course in the spring and fly fishing will be offered next fall.

“These courses are designed for individuals with little or no experience, which means participants will be able to try out a new sport, develop technical skill sets and enjoy the fantastic recreational opportunities that abound in eastern Oregon,” Hatch said.

Detailed course descriptions are available at www.eou.edu/outdoor/out-courses. To enroll as a non-admitted student, go to www.eou.edu/admissions/apply and click on “Non-admits” to complete the form and return to the Office of Admissions.

For more information contact Hatch at 541-962-3621 or mhatch@eou.edu.

Visit the Outdoor Adventure Program website