It’s no secret that some of our favorite outdoor spots are busier than ever during the lockdown. Many are filling their time with their favorite outdoor recreation activities, and many more have picked up a new outdoor hobby. Join Dan Trew, Adventure Coordinator for Clearwater Conservancy, and Drew Lehnerd, AURORA Assistant Director and Leave No Trace Master Educator, as they share how we can safely visit our favorite outdoor playgrounds while following social-distancing restrictions.
We will meet via Zoom at this link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/96375497832
Zoom password: nature
By joining this session, you agree to appear on a live broadcast that may be recorded. You are not required to be visually present. We will also stream the event on our Facebook, should you prefer to watch that way.
Meet the experts
An aerospace engineer turned nature nerd, Dan Trew graduated from Penn State and decided to stay local to be a part of the growing State College community — taking a tack of following his passions and not frowning at a computer all day. Dan is an avid proponent of all things fun outside; hiking in the encircling state forests, canoeing on world-class streams, and rolling around in the snow pretending to cross-country ski are some of the many activities he can be found doing. Equipped with a breadth of local outdoor knowledge and a life spent out-of-doors, Dan is the steward for growing the appreciation for and engagement in the local population for the natural resources ClearWater helps protect.
Drew Lehnerd works to ensure that AURORA’s operations and staff development run smoothly. He believes strongly in the power of outdoor recreation as a community building and leadership development tool and makes that belief a reality each day with AURORA. Drew also instructs wilderness medicine and CPR courses in the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management Department. He earned a B.S. in Human Geography from Penn State in 2012. Drew is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, SOLO Wilderness First Responder, and an AASI certified snowboard instructor. He also enjoys riding bicycles, reading, and learning new things.
About the Human Nature Series
Shaver’s Creek has partnered with local businesses including Webster’s Bookstore Cafe, ClearWater Conservancy, and Purple Lizard Maps to bring you the Human Nature Series. These workshops explore the health benefits associated with spending time in natural spaces and encourage participants to connect with the Earth around us; it is human nature, afterall. This season, join Shaver’s Creek, local experts, and best-selling nature writers as we bridge the gap between our health and the natural world. All events are free and open to the public.
May 16, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Original Social Distancer: Guidance During a Pandemic, featuring David Gessner, New York Times bestselling author
May 23, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Our Wild Calling, featuring Richard Louv, world-renowned nature writer
Register for May 17, 2020
Online registration is closed.