The foremost task of education is to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion.
— Kurt Hahn,
co-founder, Outward Bound
LEARNING AND ADVENTURE. As an academic institution, WNMU approaches outdoor education as a serious endeavor. Our goal is to purposefully engage students in direct experiences and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify personal values, and develop the capacity to contribute to the WNMU community and beyond.
CLASSES. On the Classes page learn about the WNMU Outdoor Degree Plan - Outdoor Leadership Minor (1907) in the Department of Natural Sciences. Information & Instructions.
TRIPS. A variety of trip destinations multiply the outdoor adventures students, faculty, staff and members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) can experience. Outdoor Trip info & sign-up.
RESOURCES. Resource and Equipment Rental information helps you prepare for Classes and Trips, or for your personal excursions into the wilderness.