Ship to compete in 2017 Outdoor
Nation Campus Challenge
University’s Geography/Earth Science Department is challenging friends,
colleagues, alumni and local residents to get outside during the 2017 Outdoor
Nation Campus Challenge, beginning Sept. 18. This annual challenge encourages everyone
to be active and connect with nature.
will compete against more than 90 colleges from across the country, logging
points over a four-week period for various outdoor activities, including
hiking, bird watching, gardening and even relaxing in a hammock. Last year Ship
placed eighth out of 89 colleges.
shows that people are retracting from outdoor experiences, and it is negatively
impacting their health and connection to the environment. This challenge aims
to change that,” said Dr. Sean Cornell, associate professor of geography/earth
challenge runs from Sept. 18 to Oct. 15. Participants download the challenge app,
select a school to support and submit their outdoor activities through the app.
Participants will also accumulate points for prizes. Eligible activities are outdoor
based, and last at least 30 minutes. The entire Shippensburg community is
encouraged to participate.
more information and to download the app visit, www.oncampuschallenge.org/download.