We spent Memorial Day weekend pedaling and paddling the Capitol, “y’all ready for the Tour De Baton Rouge?”
Get the scoop from a first time UREC adventurer! Taylor navigated through the waters during our last trip of the spring semester, Canoeing Buffalo Cove.
A graduate student at LSU, Ahmad Saied can be found participating in a number of UREC activities including GroupX classes and Adventure Education trips. We’re glad to see our May Spotlight Member in action trying new things and making his time at LSU an adventure!
Meet Your Adventure Education Staff
Senior, Mechanical Engineering
Favorite place to be outdoors: At the beach.
Something extra: I’m finally graduating this year!
Sophomore, Coastal Environmental Sciences
Favorite place to be outdoors: Here, there and everywhere in-between.
Something extra: Some people call me Crazy Dave.
Senior, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Favorite place to be outdoors: The Chattooga River.
Something extra: Someday I will swim with a whale shark.
About Adventure Education
While Adventure Education in higher education can trace its roots back to the 1860’s, foundations for the LSU UREC Adventure Education program were established in 1992. With the completion of the Student Recreation Center Climbing Gym and the purchase of a portable climbing wall in 2004, the current era of UREC Adventure Education began.
In 2006 the challenge course was installed at the UREC Sport and Adventure Complex, and UREC purchased its first set of rental bikes through a partnership with Student Government. In the Spring semester of 2012, UREC Adventure Education began taking students on adventure-based overnight trips, educating students on canoeing, kayaking, climbing, and backpacking. This same semester, Adventure Education completed an entire redesign of the challenge course shifting focus of the high course to group-based initiatives. As a part of Phase II of the UREC expansion and redesign project, UREC added a brand new challenge course across the street from the Student Recreation Complex. This course opened in 2013. UREC Adventure Education offers the entire gamut of programming from educational clinics and workshops, to challenge courses, outdoor gear rentals, indoor climbing, and overnight trips.