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 community. 



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 and find more event info here. Use this link to register!


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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnpCoVtH0LY&t=100s 

Interested in leading WOC trips???

Fill out this form 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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Williams Outing Club
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