This really cool event is happening TODAY:
In the wake of the recent election, Climate Ambassadors and the Outhouse are hosting an open forum to discuss future directions in a political situation where federal climate legislation is likely to become stagnant. This forum is a platform to discuss potential initiatives and collaborations to develop a network of individuals interested in encouraging environmentally responsible behavior despite changes in leadership in the federal government.
We welcome any contributions and insights that folks may have on environmental activism, whether it be from personal experience, academic study or other means. This forum is open to all members of the Wesleyan and Middletown community. Here is the Facebook event.
Place: Exley 150 (Tischler Hall)
Erin McGrath ’16 writes in:
Pining for the fjords?
Join us at Outhouse (132 High St) this Tuesday at 10pm for the first Outing Club meeting of the semester. There are a lot of great things about Wesleyan Outing Club – gooey baked things at every Tuesday meeting, access to an attic full of gear for your adventures, and the opportunity to meet other outdoor-minded people and plan adventures together, just to name a few! Outing Club is open to EVERYONE, and you can come to as many or as few meetings as you like. Each week at meeting we will begin putting a list of outings together for the week, which will be sent out later that week to the listserv, for anyone to hop on! Come hit the trails with us ;)
Date: Tuesday, September 15th
Time: 10:00pm – 11:00pm
Place: Outhouse (132 High Street)
Courtesy of Hilary Brumberg ’17:
Join WesCFPA (Connecticut Forest and Park Association) and Outhouse for a panel featuring two Wesleyan professors and the Connecticut State Forester about past, present, and future issues facing CT forests. From conservation philosophy to pest control, our three panelists will educate us about the woodlands that surround us and the challenges they face.
Thai food and homemade desserts will be provided FREE to attendees.
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Helen Poulos
Visiting Scholar Amrys Williams
State Forester Christopher Martin
Date: Monday, March 23
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Via Dara Mysliwiec ’16:
WesCream wants to make your wildest cheese (making) dreams come true.
We’re a new student group that wants to spread the knowledge of how to make cheese on your own, which is totally, totally possible and not actually as hard as you think it is. We will also be making yogurt, creams, and hopefully some vegan cheeses too. Come join us at Outhouse this Sunday to learn about the basics of making cheese, and to have a conversation about what we want to do this semester as a group, because anything is possible (except Parmesan and Swiss, sorry).
If you can’t make it to the meeting but love cheese and think you’d want to help with some homemade cheese, you can email damysliwiec[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and she will hook. you. up.
(WesCream is NOT the Cheese Co-op, which is really great and whose cheese game is on-point.)
Date: Sunday, October 5
Time: 2-3 PM
We may have received our ten billionth parking ban and snow advisory warning, but it will (probably) get warm soon and you might want to go backpacking. Maybe you even want to backpack in the snow. If so, Mike Baratz ’15 wants you to get your snowy self over to Outhouse tonight to learn how to backpack-pack.
Ehrhard Konnerding and Brian Glenn, two very experienced hikers and Wes faculty will give a lighthearted presentation, at 8:30 PM in Outhouse, focused on what to pack for your backpacking trip, and how to do it.
The lovely Katie McLaughlin ’15 is keeping you in mind. Another memo:
Wesleyan’s month of mindfulness is kicking off its first FREE class this Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 PM. There will also be a hike this Sunday February 9 (2-5 PM) with the outing club that will entail about an hour of hiking followed by journaling with tea and cocoa in outhouse. Please email Katie at kmclaughlin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you are interested in going on the hike and let her know if you have access to a car.
Here is some info about the class on Wednesday:
You may have many questions about meditation. What is it? How do I do it? There are many different kinds of meditation out there. Where do I start? How do I sustain a practice in this crazy, busy world? Why even bother? What is all the hype about “Mindfulness?”
Thirty years of scientific research has proven that people who regularly practice mindfulness experience decreased stress and anxiety, better focus and concentration, increased empathy and understanding of others, increased sense of calm, and skillful responses to difficult emotions. Come learn the basic practice of mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. Come with curiosity, compassion and wonder. Dress comfortably and be prepared simply to try your best.
Sign up now!
Date: February 5, 2014
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Place: Fayerweather Theater Room
The adventurous Sarah Lerman-Sinkoff ’14 presents:
Move aside Thanksgiving, International Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Day is coming this November 20th!!!! GIS is a mapping software package that allows users to overlay and analyze spatial
data. Want to learn how GIS is used in conservation, archeology, geomorphology, public health, and the occasional Marxist? Hold on to your safari hats, because you’re in for a wild ride!
At 2:45, the first clue to a GIS-themed scavenger hunt will be posted to the Facebook page. Go by yourself or with a team, making sure one of you has a smartphone to ping locations of clues to Google Maps along the way. If you successfully navigate our series of geography themed challenges, we’ll be waiting at the last location to check your waypoints and enter you into a raffle for a prize!
Go forth and geoprocess!
Co-Sponsored by Prof. Kim Diver’s Intro to GIS class and the Outhouse
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
The one and only Eliza Kingsley-Ma ’15 writes in:
Come celebrate Fall in the OUTHOUSE BACKYARD!
Funtivities will include: Worm Wrestling, Slackline, Donuts on a string, Rock Painting, Dream-Catcher Making, and an awesome Ball Tent (imagine Chuckie Cheeze meets camping).
Musical Performances by: Cinderblock, Alma, Slavei, and the Out and Abouts! Food and drank: there will be Apple Cider, Veggie Chili, Seasoned Popcorn, and Apple Crisp.
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: Outhouse backyard – 132 High St.
Is this beautiful weather making you want to spend every waking moment outside? Out House can help with that!
Come to the Outhouse Backyard (132 High) on Saturday (the 267h!) from 2-5 p.m. We’ll have all sorts of fall-y (and generally fun) activities, and there will be all sorts of fall-y foods to eat.
There will be cider (bring a mug!). There will be hot dogs (bring your mouth!). There will be t-shirt painting (bring a t-shirt!). There will be impromptu jam sessions (bring an instrument!). And there will be slug-wrestling (aka attacking your friends in sleeping bags). Moral of the story: it’ll be fun.
Also, we will have at least one tent full of ball pit balls. It’s gonna be sweet.
Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Place: Out House
Outhouse (the one that’s sorta near WesWings but not quite with the crescent moon on the door because it’s called outhouse get it lol like those things you poop in?) is having a tie dye party, and you’re all invited. Bring your shirts. Bring your towels. Bring your dog! Don’t bring your bandana; those will be provided:
There will be Tie Dying at Outhouse (132 High Street) on Sunday from 1-4. People can bring their own things to dye but there will be bandanas provided.
Date: Sunday, February 26
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: Out House (132 High Street)
Clarification: if ResLife finds your tiedyed dog, they will still fine you, but may likely high-five you while doing so.