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Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:01:06 -0500
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February 26 - March 3, 2024

WOC has hikes and more going on this weekend - but even if you don’t sign
up for one of our outings, or attend the Backcountry Film Festival this
weekend, you should take advantage of today’s glorious weather to step
outside and bask in the warm sunshine!



Local Summer Internships:

Farming, Energy, Envi Education, Outdoor Work, Planning, Research!

CES – The Center for Environmental Studies–funds dozens of summer
internships and research positions! $535/week for up to 9 weeks of full
time work.

See the website for position postings
<https://ces.williams.edu/student-opportunities/funding-research/>—many are
local (campus housing) and others national. Many positions are from CES
Alumni–specifically for Williams students!


   Sign up for the listserv

   See the website for:

      Local positions

      National positions

      Apply for funding here
      (must have position first)

Questions: Attend the Info Session on March 5 and/or contact Prof. Sarah

CES/Environmental Studies

Apply to be a Summer Intern with the Zilkha Center

Application Deadline Extended to Wed 2/28 at 11:59pm

Enjoy a summer exploring the Berkshires, gaining sustainability skills, and
making change on campus! Zilkha Center Interns focus on an individual
project while collaborating with one another, going on field trips, and
enjoying the bounty of a CSA share & community meals. And you get paid

Whether you're interested in learning more about environmental orgs in the
Berkshires, want to integrate a justice lens into environmental work, or
are just hoping to find a community of sustainability-minded peers, this is
the space for you!

This summer's openings include:


   Garden & Landscaping Interns (2)

   Communications Intern (1)

   Air Travel Project Communications Intern (1)

   Sustainable Purchasing Intern (1)

   Dashboard Intern (1)

Learn more about the openings
and apply to the ZC summer internship today


Facility Schedules

The WOC Equipment Room - Level M Paresky

12:30 - 1:30 M - Th, 12  - 2 Friday

Bouldering Barn Staff/Faculty lunchtime hours

Thursday 11:30 - 1:30

Bouldering Barn Open Hours

Come visit the WOC Bouldering Facility located on Walden St. and Hoxsey.
Climbing shoes and chalk are provided. Bring a water bottle! There will
only be room for 10 climbers and 1 staff person in the space at one time.
Before walking to the Bouldering Barn click here
to check the (mostly) current number of users in the building.

Mon & Wed 7 - 9 pm

Tue & Thu 4 - 7 pm

Fri 2 - 4 pm

Sat & Sun 2 - 5 pm


Activities - (Click here for extra information - i.e. mileage, elevation,


Weekly Sunrise Hike

A “wake up” and down trek on Pine Cobble.  Meet on Paresky steps (Baxter
lawn side) at 5:55 AM for a dawn good sunrise hike - (sunrise at 6:27 AM).
This is a 3 mile round trip hike with one thousand foot elevation gain to
get your blood flowing and endorphins coursing through your veins!! Dress
for the chilly weather and wear good footwear for a trail that will be
icy,  wet, muddy and rocky! Bring a filled water bottle and a cup for hot
drinks. Return to campus by 8:45AM. Please sign up here
or email [log in to unmask] with any questions!

Tour of Clover Hill Farm (PET HORSES!!) FRIDAY 3PM

The owner of Clover Hill Farm has generously agreed to let us tour her farm
and meet some of her horses. Clover Hill Farm is a full service horse
boarding facility, as well as a small, pet-friendly country inn overlooking
Williamstown, Massachusetts with 360 degrees of stunning views of the
famous Berkshire area. The ground might be muddy and yucky SO PLEASE WEAR
BOOTS. Meet behind ‘resky. There is a good chance we will walk to the farm
instead of driving so be prepared for a potential 15-20 mins stroll. Please
sign up here
or email [log in to unmask] with any questions!


GEOCACHING!!!!!!!! And HOT chocolate!!! 10:30AM

Where is it? What is it? How is it? Why is it? Come GEOCACHING on a
BEAUTIFUL Saturday morning. YOU might be asking: What? Is GEOCACHING?
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a
Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational
techniques to hide and seek containers, called geocaches or caches, at
specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Together, we
will go to some COOL spots on campus and join in a WORLDWIDE outdoor
scavenger hunt! We will also test out some features so WOC can lead
GEOCACHING trips all over the area and to equip you with the skills to go
GEOCACHING on your own! Bring some sturdy shoes, keen eyes, water bottle,
and a phone (optional). We will meet @ Paresky steps at 10:30 and visit
some beautiful spots near campus. Word on the street is there may be hot
chocolate???? We will be back by 1pm. Sign up HERE
Any questions? Email [log in to unmask]

Film Festival! Join us for the Backcountry Film Festival
<https://winterwildlands.org/backcountry-film-festival/> hosted by the
Williams Outing Club in Brooks-Rogers Hall at 6:30 on Saturday, March 2. This
is a collection of short films featuring stories of human-powered
adventures, outdoor stewardship, and backcountry snow fun. There will be a
raffle with all proceeds going to the adaptive ski program at Jiminy Peak
to help expand skiing access to folks with differing physical abilities. Raffle
prizes include day passes to Jiminy, gift cards to Spring Street
businesses, and various certificates from local outdoor stores! Come! Bring
your friends! Bring your family!


Prospect Mountain Hike Sunday at 9:00 am ✨

Come join WOC this Sunday for a hike up to Mount Prospect 🐾 ⛰️ and hop
into the next with a better prospect! We will meet on Paresky steps at 9 am
and arrive back at around 12:30/1 pm. Expect a round trip total of a 5-mile
hike with about 1500 ft of elevation gain. Bring a water bottle, a snack,
and sturdy walking shoes. Stop by the equipment room if you need hiking
boots! Sign up on this list
and email pmm3 with any questions.

The Williams Outing Club (est. 1915)


Find us online at woc.williams.edu and @WOCstagram

Equipment Room: Paresky, Level M

WOC Office: 2nd Floor Paresky


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Ben Oliver (he/him)



Williams Outing Club

Paresky Center, Room 218

Williamstown, MA 01267


We respectfully acknowledge that Williams College stands on the ancestral
homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, who are the indigenous
peoples of the region now called Williamstown. Following tremendous
hardship after being forced from their valued homelands, they continued as
a sovereign Tribal Nation in Wisconsin, which is where they reside today.
We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit
to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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