Saturday, April 21st – Tulip Festival & Woodburn Outlets

Join us at this year’s Tulip Festival Where you can stroll through 40 acres of stunningly beautiful flowers, expansive views of vineyards, and distant mountains. Then we will spend the afternoon shopping at Woodburn Outlet Mall, one of the top shopping locations in Oregon and Washington!

COST: $10

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WHEN: Saturday, April 21st

SCHEDULE: Please meet in front of the REC Center at 8:30 AM, we will depart from campus at 9:00 Am and will arrive at the Tulip Festival in Woodburn around 10:30 AM. After a few hours of taking in the beautiful scenery we will make our way to the Woodburn Premium Outlets for lunch and a few hours of shopping. We will be leaving the outlets around 4:00 PM and should make it back to campus around 5:30 – 6:00 PM.

What to bring: comfortable clothes, money for shopping or food, souvenirs, or anything else you wish to purchase, and a camera or phone for pictures.

Wednesday, April 11th – Portland Blazers vs. Utah Jazz

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Join ExplOregon Wednesday, April 11th as we head up to Portland to watch the Trailblazers take on the Utah Jazz. Sign up today to reserve your spot to watch Damion Lillard, CJ McCollum and the rest of #RipCity as they work their way to a victory!

COST: $25 – includes bus to and from Portland and a ticket to the game

WHEN: Wednesday, April 11th

SIGN UP HERE

TIME: 3:00 – 11:00 PM

SCHEDULE: Meet in front of the REC Center by 3:00 PM because the bus will leave campus at 3:30 PM. We will arrive at the Moda Center in Portland by 5:30 PM. We will get to the stadium early so that you can explore the area a bit before we head in to watch the game. The game will start at 7:30 and end around 9:30. We will return to campus around 11:30 – midnight.

What to bring: comfortable clothes, money for food, souvenirs, or anything else you wish to purchase.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at exploregon@uoregon.edu or at (541)-517-9538

FRIDAY, MARCH 9th – DARE ESCAPE ROOM

Join us on Friday, March 9th as we head to one of the Escape Rooms here in town. DARE Escape and Adventure Rooms offers a very unique and interactive puzzle game experience. Participants are immersed within a themed room and its elements to find clues, decode puzzles, and ultimately solve the mysteries within a set time limit of one hour. Are you up for the challenge?

COST: $5

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** EVENT IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS **

SCHEDULE: Meet in front of the REC Center by 6:15, we will be heading to the bus around 6:30 and should make it to the Escape Room by 7:00 pm. Participants will be divided into two groups and each group will have one hour to work together to escape their room. We will be taking the bus back to campus and should make it back by around 9:30 PM.

What to Bring:  Comfortable clothes/shoes, money for any food or souvenirs & any other things you wish to buy.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD- Paintball at the Palace

You asked for it and you got it! On Saturday March 3rd, ExplOregon will be heading to Paintball Palace for a 2-hours session of PAINTBALL fun. Paintball Palace is a local indoor paintball arena – equipment will be provided and additional equipment can be purchased at the Paintball Palace store. Sign up fast because the tickets will go quick!

Cost: $10

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*****Tickets go to the first 30 people to sign up*****

*****For those who are interested we can grab a bite to eat downtown after we are done playing*****

When: Saturday March 3rd, 2018

Time: 11:00am – 2:35pm

Schedule: Meet at Rec Center by 11:05am to board the public bus to Paintball Palace located at 1820 W. 7th Ave. The bus will leave at 11:17am and we should arrive at the arena by 11:40am. Check in for laser tag will begin around 11:45am with the games starting at 12:00pm. We have a 2-hour time slot reserved so we will fit in as many games as we can. We can expect to stay until 2:10am(ish) and to return to the Campus by 2:35pm.

What to Bring: Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, Closed-toed Shoes, as well as money or cash for any food, souvenirs, and other items you wish to purchase.

*****Paintballs that are used are non-toxic and made of biodegradable materials and the field paint washes out of clothing easily. However it is still recommended that you:

  • Dress in layers
  • Wear a hat, beanie, do-rags, etc.
  • Gloves to protect bare hands
  • Extra clothing to change into is ideal
  • SHOES ARE REQUIRED!!!

*****Please Note: Outside paint is prohibited

 

Thursday, February 15th – Inclusive REC Expo

Join ExplOregon as we head to the REC center here on campus for their 2nd annual Inclusive Rec Expo! From 3:00-6:00 p.m. there will be a variety of recreational activities for ALL people representing diverse backgrounds! FREE recreational activities will be available including adaptive climbing, blindfolded yoga, wheelchair sports, and much more! You will also have an opportunity to play basketball with Special Olympics Oregon athletes.

See schedule of events below for more details! Just drop in and come PLAY with us!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Inclusive Rec Expo Schedule of Events

3:00-6:00 Expo in Uptown Courts

Wheelchair Sports
Special Olympics Basketball
More activities!

This event is FREE! You are welcome to sign up with us and we will show up as a group or feel free to attend by yourself and or with some friends!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at exploregon@uoregon.edu or for if any special accommodations are needed, please contact Amanda Deml ademl@uoregon.edu

 

THURSDAY, 2/22 – DUCKS BASKETBALL VS ARIZONA STATE

Join ExplOregon on cheering on our Ducks basketball team as they take on Arizona State on Thursday, February 22nd!

Cost: FREE!

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Schedule: Meet infront of the Rec Center by 8:00 pm. We will all walk over to the Matthew Knight Arena together. Game starts at 8:30 and should be done by 10:00 – 10:30.

What to bring: You must bring your student ID in order to get into the game. Money if you wish to purchase any food or snacks. Your school spirit!!!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH – Beach Trip

 

Cost: $25

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Schedule: Meet at the REC Center by 8:00am, the charter bus will leave no later than 8:30am. We will arrive at Lincoln City beach by 10:30am. We will stay at the beach until 2:00pm and then head to the outlet-mall for some food and shopping. We will head back to Eugene around 4:30pm and should make it back to campus by 6:30pm at the latest.

What to Bring: Warm clothes, shoes that can get wet, rain jacket and pants, cash or money for food and if you wish to do some shopping.

 

Saturday, February 17th – Silver Falls Hike

If you missed it last year – it’s back again! Some call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon, and once you visit Silver Falls, you’ll know why. So Join explOregon as we go visit this beautiful place to do a moderate hike through nature. Feel free to take lots of photos of the beautiful scenery and end it all with a delicious barbecue!

Cost: $15.00

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When: Saturday, February 17th, 2017

Time: 8:15am – 5:30pm

Schedule: meet in front of the REC Center by 8:15am because the charter bus will leave campus at 8:30am and we should arrive at the beginning of the hike by 9:45am. After our hike we will be treated to a delicious barbecue meal provided by our tour guide, Ron. After we finish eating we will head back to Eugene and should make it back to town around 5:30pm.

What to bring: Water proof jacket, hat and warm clothes, hiking boots – or a sturdy pair of shoes, thick socks, cold weather gear and any appropriate gear for long nature walks, drinks and snacks, light backpack or fanny pack to hold personal items such as: phone, camera or wallet.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH- BLAZERS V.S CHARLOTTE HORNETS

Join ExplOregon Thursday February 8th as we head up to Portland to watch the Trail Blazers take on the Charlotte Hornets. Sign up today to reserve your spot to watch Damion Lillard, CJ McCollum and the rest of #RipCity as they work their way to a victory!

COST: $25

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A TICKET

*Includes bus to Portland and back to Eugene + a ticket to the NBA game*

WHEN: Thursday, February 8th

TIME: 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM

SCHEDULE: Meet in front of the REC Center at 2:30 PM. The bus will be leaving campus at 3:00 PM and we will arrive to the Moda Center at approximately 5:00 PM. We will get to the stadium early so that you can explore the area a little bit before we head in to watch the game. The game will start at 7:00pm and end around 9:30pm. We will return to the Rec Center around 11:00 PM.

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes, money for food, souvenirs, and any other items you wish to purchase

 

FEBRUARY 3RD – PORTLAND ZOO

Join ExplOregon Saturday, February 3rd as we head up to Portland and take a trip to the Oregon Zoo. The Oregon Zoo is a gem here in Portland and is a must see for any animal lover. “In addition to educating and inspiring its community, the Oregon Zoo takes direct conservation action to protect wildlife around the world”. After a few hours at the Zoo we will head into Downtown Portland to do a little exploration of the area. Sign up today and don’t forget to tell yours friends!

COST: We will not be charging for transportation to and from the Zoo but you will have to pay for your admission fee once we arrive. Cost for tickets to enter are below:

Off-peak season (Oct. 1 to Feb. 28)

Adult (12–64): $9.95
Senior/ military (65 and up): $7.95
Youth (3–11): $4.95
2 and under: Free

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

WHEN: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

TIME: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM

SCHEDULE: Meet in front of the REC Center by 9:30 AM, bus will be leaving campus at 10:00am. We will arrive at the Zoo by 12:00 PM. We will have approximately 2 hours at the Zoo to check out all the animal exhibits and then we will head downtown to let people explore the area for a few hours. We will head back to Eugene around 6:00 PM and make it back to campus around 8:00 PM

WHAT TO BRING: *YOU MUST BRING MONEY TO PAY FOR YOUR ADMISSION INTO THE ZOO. WE ARE ONLY PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE EVENT* Make sure to dress warm as we will be walking outside for a majority of the trip, money for admission and for food, camera/phone to take pictures.