Outdoor Recreation Learning Community
This Learning Community in Wilson links freshmen of various majors who share an interest in learning
about the outdoors and connecting with the natural environment.
Working in consultation with Outdoor Adventures, you will develop
a sense of place in northern Arizona through outdoor recreation and experiential
This sense of place is achieved not only by visiting
beautiful landscapes of the southwest, but also studying the concepts of Leave
No Trace Outdoor Ethics and the natural/cultural history of the Coconino
In order to balance the needs of the community, small-scale
programs for the group (like faculty dinners, the on-campus Challenge Course,
informal advising programs) will be offered that will have minimal or no fees
associated with them.
Students interested in participating in large-scale programs
coordinated by the learning community that require equipment rental or
purchase, transportation, and logistics (like trained facilitators), will incur
Seats in certain high-demand classes will be reserved for
freshman in Learning Communities. Your adviser will help you enroll in these
courses. Visit Priority
Enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising.
Seats will be reserved in:
- FS 141 – Adventure and
Wildlands: the purpose of this seminar is to investigate
adventure and the landscape of adventure. It will begin with an overview of
adventure and the people who have ventured out on the edge and then will move
into the areas where adventure occurs with an emphasis on the United States.
The Seminar will include a variety of educational activities: lecture,
discussion, classroom activities, and required field experiences.