April 16 - April 18

Hello WOC family!  Come check out some of the awesome outdoor events we
have going on this weekend. All events are open to the Williams College


NESCAC Outing Club Virtual Speaker Event - Day Scott

Come join us Tuesday, April 20th at 7pm as we welcome Day Scott for our
first intercollegiate virtual speaker event, followed by a Q&A session.

As a certified naturalist, wildlife photographer, writer and environmental
educator, Day's connection with nature has afforded her unique
opportunities to take candid and brilliant wildlife shots. Her photography
has been recognized by many, including Discovery and BBC America. Today,
she lives in beautiful Wyoming, recovering from a traumatic brain injury.
During her healing journey, she's discovered a voice for storytelling, an
affinity for birds and the bravery to stand out and dare greatly through it
all. Check out her site here <http://thewildernessgoddess.com/> and find
more event info here
Use this link
<https://bates.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_20rcT0fMRzOsOvE9sv21VA> to

How to handle frogs and salamanders you might encounter while outdoors!
Springtime in the Berkshires means that amphibians are out and about, and
Darren Wang from the Hopkins Forest Educator Program has created an amazing
informational video to explain the proper handling techniques if you
encounter these animals! Be sure to check it out:

Interested in leading WOC trips???

Fill out this form <https://forms.gle/WeRHMJGBYZc21ru77> to get connected
with WOC’s trip leader program! There will be an info session shortly to
talk through the trip leading process and meet some other folks that are
interested in putting trips on WOC’s calendar. We’d love to gauge interest
and extend our leader community for the spring! Email Rachel at
[log in to unmask] with any questions!!

The WOC Equipment Room will be open M, W, Th, & F by appointment only.  Hours
will be 12 -2 and The Equipment Room is open to all members of the Williams
community.  Please go to this appointment schedule
and sign up for a slot.  Be prepared to show a “CLEARED” status on your
CoVerified App when you come for your appointment.  Equipment is due back
one week later so sign up for that appointment also.

We want your feedback on trips! Have you recently gone on a trip and want
to give us feedback on COVID-19 precautions and how things went? Fill out
our feedback form
after your trip so we know how we’re doing!

Open DEI Committee Meetings this semester! Like all WOC board meetings are,
DEI Committee Meetings will be open this semester. We’ll be meeting at 7:30
on Mondays at this link
Feel free to join us and/or reach out to Isabel ([log in to unmask]) with
any questions!




Hopkins Forest Amphibian/Vernal Pools Tour!

Join naturalist and Hopkins Forest Educator Darren Wang for a trip to check
out the vernal pools and see frogs and salamanders up close! Meet at
Paresky steps at 9 AM and return to campus by ~11:30. Bring shoes that can
get a little wet and a water bottle! Sign up on our spreadsheet (here
and email Georgia (gap3) if you have 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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