Wednesday January 28, 2015

Outdoor Action Reunions Activities

Reunions 2014

The celebration begins this spring at Reunions. Check the schedule below.

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Friday, May 30

Tree Tour of the Princeton campus

2:30 p.m.

Tree tour of the Princeton campus. The Princeton University campus has over 150 different tree species from around the world as well as trees dating back to the 1700s. Come learn about the history and diversity of trees on campus at this Reunions favorite led by Glenn “Merc” Morris ’72. Sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program. To 3:30 p.m. Meet on the steps of Whig Hall.

The Annapurna Sanctuary: Heart of the Himalayas

4:00 p.m.

In 2012 an intrepid group of Princetonians hiked into the Annapurna Sanctuary in the heart of Himalayas, one of the world’s great mountain treks. With Professor of Geology Blair Schoene and Dr. Robert “Brownie” Schoene ’68 the group explored the culture and landscape of this amazing country climbing to over 13,000 feet surrounded by peaks over 27,000. Along the way the group learned about the geology of the Himalayas and high altitude medicine. Come share in our incredible journey through spectacular photos and video and learn about Outdoor Action and Princeton Journeys’ next mountain adventure to Patagonia in December 2014. Sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program. To 5:00 p.m. Robertson Hall Bowl 1.

Saturday, May 31

10:00 a.m.

Exploring Change in Mongolia: Return to the Darhad

Bob Peck ‘74 an historian, writer, and photographer has explored remote places across the globe. Bob has traveled extensively in Mongolia and will present a screening of a documentary film entitled: Return to the Darhad: Exploring Change in Mongolia. The film chronicles Peck's return to northern Mongolia to find and photograph a group of nomadic families whose lives he first recorded with a ground-breaking series of black-and-white photographs in 1994 and 1995. Peck's journey takes us to Naadam, an ancient Mongolian competition involving riding, archery and wrestling, and into the changing lives of Mongolia's nomadic herders. Interweaving current footage with Peck's stunning black-and-white still images of the past, the film reflects on culture, tradition, the inevitability of change, discovery, loss, and the passing of time. Don't miss this chance to experience life on the steppes of Central Asia in this remarkable film. A discussion on the film and on Mongolia will follow. Peck is Senior Fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Drexel University). To 11:00 a.m. McDonnell A02.

11:00 a.m.

40 Years of Outdoor Action: A Panel on Leadership & Learning

Outdoor Action celebrates its 40th Anniversary with this panel and slide show on the history of OA and outdoor education at Princeton. Come join with us to celebrate OA's legacy of student leadership development and adventures as we hear from a distinguished panel of alumni leaders and current students including one of this year's Pyne Prize winners Joe Barrett '14. To 12:00 p.m. McDonnell A02.

Sunday, June 1

Outdoor Action Leaders & Friends of OA Breakfast Reception

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Outdoor Action Leaders and alumni Friends of OA from all 38 years of the program are invited to join us for a breakfast reunion event. Come hear about the latest changes in the Outdoor Action Program including our transition to the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life. Continental breakfast will be served. Sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program. Location: Chancellor Green Rotunda.