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The calendar below has club events however our Google Calendar is the most comprehensive source of events where you can add/subscribe to it within your own Google Calendar.

Upcoming events

    • 01/04/2021
    • (EST)
    • 01/31/2021
    • (EST)
    • Earth

    The ECP is hosting a free opt-in January activity challenge as a way to get us through the first month of this new year together, safely, and in a healthy way.  If you didn't already have a new year's resolution, this could be it!


    The challenge is to complete 30 or more minutes of activity at least 3 days per week, each week from January 4-31.  The activity can be indoors or outdoors, and we'll blindly start with following the "qualifying activities" listed here, but any activity where you're moving or challenging your body in some way counts.  Clearly there's room for other types of activities - if you are doing sweet moves on a slacklinedancing your heart out, or cheese rolling, count that as an "other" activity.  The point is to get 2021 started off moving!


    If you participate, you agree to:

    • Using the honors system, manually populate the challenge tracking spreadsheet with your name, email address (if you want a completion certificate), and update it occasionally with an accurate recording of your activities and do not alter others' entries.  Doing this constitutes your "entry" into the challenge - please don't email the list or me directly just to be added to the challenge.
      • Phil Light will be sending a link to the spreadsheet with directions for use in the next day or two
    • Have your activity data be aggregated for use in future ECP publications (no individual names will be tied to summaries/activities unless explicit permission is provided)
    • Cheer and support each other on in positive ways

    Optional:

    • If you're a successful participant, receive a personalized e-certificate and have your name published as such in a future ECP publication (you will receive a certificate if you input your email into the spreadsheet)
    • If you use recording devices (phone/GPS/fitness watches) to track your activities, feel free to sign up for the free Strava St. Jude Resolutions Challenge challenge.  It is the same challenge, but we wanted to ensure that we did our own thing to obviate requirements for using fitness tracking devices and Strava accounts
    • Join the ECP Strava group to see the activities that other club members are doing.  There is a discussion forum there that can be used in addition to this email thread
    • Set individual goals for total activity time over the month (in the spreadsheet)
    • Offer to lead ECP-wide, CDC-compliant, pandemic-safe activities (outdoors preferred) if so inclined

    Contacts (*email Lenny if you would not like your name to be published for successful completion):

    We hope you join us for this challenge and start off 2021 in a great way!  If this challenge is successful, it could motivate future iterations with enhanced rewards for completion :)



    • 01/27/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Meeting - Please RSVP by January 15 to participate in the discussion

    The Joy Trip Reading Project

    https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1141201-the-joy-trip-reading-project

    This group is designed to encourage the reading and discussion of books by authors who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color with a focus on outdoor recreation, inclusive adventures, culturally sensitive conservation and environmental justice.

    Each month through 2021 members of the club will engage in discussion on a specific title. If the author is willing we will have the opportunity to experience a  live, interactive forum on their book moderated by journalist James Edward Mills via a Zoom conference.

    https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/1079171-the-joy-trip-reading-project-a-discussion-with-dr-carolyn-finney

    January 27, 2021 from 5-6p.m. ET

    Book Discussion for Black Faces, White Spaces by Carolyn Finney

    You will need to join the group to get the zoom link for the discussion.  You must RSVP by January 15 to receive a link.

    Join us in this online discussion. Carolyn Finney, PhD is a storyteller, authorand a cultural geographer. The aim of her work is to develop greater cultural competency within environmental organizations and institutions, challenge media outlets on their representation of difference, and increase awareness of how privilege shapes who gets to speak to environmental issues and determine policy and action. Carolyn is grounded in both artistic and intellectual ways of knowing - she pursed an acting career for eleven years, but five years of backpacking trips through Africa and Asia, and living in Nepal changed the course of her life. Motivated by these experiences, Carolyn returned to school after a 15-year absence to complete a B.A., M.A. (both of these degrees focused on gender and environmental issues in Kenya and Nepal, respectively) and Ph.D. (which focused on African Americans and environmental issues in the U.S.) She has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Canon National Parks Science Scholar and received a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Studies. Carolyn has worked with the media in various capacities including the Tavis Smiley Show, MSNBC, & Vice News Tonight; wrote Op-Eds for Outside Magazine & Newsweek; was a guest editor & contributor for a special section on Race & the National Parks in Orion Magazine; participated in a roundtable conversation with REI and The Atlantic;

    • 02/11/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Due to COVID-19, General Meetings are now taking place virtually. We use Google Meet for the meetings.  Use this link to join:

    https://meet.google.com/epn-sjdh-zht

    General Meeting Outline:

    7:30 p.m. - General Club Business

    8:30/9:00 p.m. - Post Meeting Presentation

    All are welcome to join.  =)

    • 03/11/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Due to COVID-19, General Meetings are now taking place virtually. We use Google Meet for the meetings.  Use this link to join:

    https://meet.google.com/epn-sjdh-zht

    General Meeting Outline:

    7:30 p.m. - General Club Business

    8:30/9:00 p.m. - Post Meeting Presentation

    All are welcome to join.  =)

    • 04/08/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Due to COVID-19, General Meetings are now taking place virtually. We use Google Meet for the meetings.  Use this link to join:

    https://meet.google.com/epn-sjdh-zht

    General Meeting Outline:

    7:30 p.m. - General Club Business

    8:30/9:00 p.m. - Post Meeting Presentation

    All are welcome to join.  =)

    • 05/13/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Park Point Shelter

    Since we've been inside for so long, we're gonna give it a try and hold an outdoor meeting.

    General Meeting Outline:

    6:30/700 p.m. - Pre-meeting activities welcome - check the calendar for listings

    7:30 p.m. - General Club Business

    8:30/9:00 p.m. - Post Meeting Presentation

    All are welcome to join.  =)

Upcoming Events

Adopting the motto "Research, Education, and Adventure" in 1947, for three generations the ECP has provided the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends who share a willingness to accept the physical and mental challenges of outdoor exploration and adventure.

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5715 Beacon Street, No. 516
Pittsburgh, PA   15217

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