May 27th, 2017 – Water Rafting

Join explOregon on an adventure up the nearby McKenzie river for a fun day whitewater rafting! We will be guided by Ron’s Guide Services and will have room for up 48 people.

Cost: $25.00 (includes ride to/from river, lunch & 3-4 hours of water rafting)

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When: Saturday, May 27th

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Schedule: Please meet in front of Rec Center at 8:30am on Saturday, May 20th. The bus will leave at 8:45am and arrive at the McKenzie river location around 10:00am. After a short safety talk we will suit up and hit the water. There will be a short lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. After lunch we will set back out on the water, with the river ride ending about 2 hours later around 3-3:30pm. When all is said and done we should be back to campus by 4:30pm.img_0916

What to bring: Please pack lightly as you will not need much on the trip. We discourage you from bringing expensive camera or other expensive valuables that may be damaged if wet. A few dry bags for wallets, rings, phones and watches will be available but please bring as little as possible. Please bring your own water bottle (we will also have water if needed). Do not wear jeans and regular shoes as they can become VERY VERY COLD when wet. It is best to wear nylon tops/jackets and bottoms. Sandals or river shoes are best for your feet. A change of clothes left on the bus for you when we end the trip is probably a good idea.

May 21st, 2017 – Animal Shelter Volunteer Day

*****This is not a registration to participate in the race, it is only a signup for volunteering with ExplOregon – not racing*****

Calling all animal lovers!  On Sunday May 21st ExplOregon will be volunteering our time and compassion to help out at the 24th Annual Bark in the Park Run/Walk for the Greenhill Humane Society animal shelter.  Bark in the park is an amazing annual fundraiser where over 1,000 dogs leash up their humans and go for a 10K, 5K, or 2K walk/run at the Alton Baker Park.  Other than the run/walk, the day will be filled a bunch of other fun activities and events including various canine activities, vender booths, demonstrations and tons more! Greenhill hopes to raise $100,000 to help care for homeless pets as well as to find homes for approximately 3,000 pets in 2017.  An event this size means all hand (and paws) on deck so if you are interested in helping an animal in need find a better life then this is the perfect event for you! Be sure to sign up soon…


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When: Sunday May 21st 2017

Time: 6:00am-10:30am

Schedule: Please meet at Alton Baker Park by 6:00am so that you can get your Volunteer Shirt and receive your volunteer assignment.  The shift will be from 6:20am to 10:30am. Please dress accordingly, active-wear, tennis shoes, water etc.

What to Bring:  comfortable shoes, water, phone, money for any food, or any other things you wish to buy.

May 20th, 2017 – Skinner’s Butte Hike

The weather is nice, term is almost over its time to explore two important spots of Eugene: Skinner Butte and 5th Street Market!  Skinner Butte trail is an easy hike to the top and can be hiked in 30mins to 60mins round trip.  It is the perfect spot for a scenic view of the valley and downtown Eugene.  Then after the hike come with us to visit a few local shops and grab a bite to eat in the 5th Street market district.  So join us this Saturday for sun, fun and hiking!

Cost: FREE!

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When: Saturday May 20th, 2017

Schedule: Meet in front of the Duck Store (corner of Kincaid and E 13th Ave) by 9:30am and we will take the public bus to Skinner Butte Park arriving at the park by 10:05am.  The hike should take between 30-60 minutes to finish round trip.  Once we get to the top there is plenty of scenery to take pictures of and explore with your friends.  After we finish the hike we will walk over to the 5th Street Market district to explore some of the unique shops and stores and don’t forget to grab a bite to eat while you are there!  The group will make it back to campus by 2:30pm but of course, you may leave the trip any time you wish.

What to Bring:  bring comfortable shoes and water, a camera, telescope, binoculars, money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.

May 11th, 2017 – Civil War Baseball

Join ExplOregon this Thursday May 11th as we cheer on our Ducks to a victory over the Oregon State Beavers. The Civil War is on and its time to shut those Beavers DOWN! The game is free to everyone with a UO I.D. card – to be shown at the ticket gate.

Cost: Free with UO I.D. Card when shown at the Ball Park ticket gate

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*****Please remember, you DO NOT need to print a ticket, this is just a sign up for people who would like to join ExplOregon at the Ducks Baseball game

When: Thursday, May 11th

Schedule: Meet in front of McKenzie Hall by 6:25pm to take the public bus, which leaves at 6:38PM. We will arrival at PK Park around 6:45pm. If the weather is nice we may choose to walk or you are free to meet us there if you wish. Game starts at 7:00pm and should end around 9:30pm. We will return to the Campus around 10:00pm.

What to Bring: comfortable clothes, money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.