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Pedal & Paddle the Capitol

We spent Memorial Day weekend pedaling and paddling the Capitol, “y’all ready for the Tour De Baton Rouge?”

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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.