Tuesday, March 15



This Friday, March 18
7:30 PM in Brooker House
Food, drink, and good people! Plus, look at cool photos and learn more about Adventure Grants. 
Stay afterward for the MMC Extravaganza!

This Friday, March 18
9:00 PM in Brooker House
Dance to DJ Jizzy-Jamster's tunes.
This Sunday, March 20th
Come visit Professor Emeritus John Elder's maple sugaring operation in Starksboro! John will give us a guided tour on snowshoes of his sugarbush (the maple forest from which he collects sap), talk about sustainable forestry practices he uses, and show us the evaporator where he and his son boil raw maple sap into syrup. Hopefully the evaporator will be cranked up and we'll get to taste some fresh maple syrup too! We will leave late Sunday morning (time to be announced) and be back mid to late afternoon. Please bring snowshoes and a light lunch. Expect an easy hike. This trip will be perfect for beginner hikers and those of you who want to explore the culture of Vermont. You can check snowshoes out from the MMC gear room (find us through the lower entrance to FIC) from 7:00 - 10:00 on Tuesday and Thursday nights).
Email charvey@middlebury.edu to sign up.

Monday the 21st
4:30-5:30 PM, Hepburn Seminar Room
Did you lead FOO and want to become an MMC guide? Come learn about taking out vans, spending college $$$ at the co-op and more! 
Email Emma at eloizeaux@middlebury.edu to sign up!

Tuesday, March 22nd
7-9 AM
Been wanting to become a guide, but haven't been able to attend a van license class? This is your chance! Before you disregard it because it's too early, check the van license schedule for the rest of the year: 
http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/health/ehs/training (titled Defensive Driving). 
mmc@middlebury.edu if you plan to attend, so that we have a general idea of numbers. 

Sunday, March 20
Bolton Valley
Three person teams compete in giant slalom, snowshoe, and cross-country ski. 
mmc@middlebury.edu if you're interested in coming! 

Apply now to help coordinate OINK next fall! 

Job Description:
Work, with advising from the Outdoor Programs Director, to plan and implement all aspects of the OINK (Outdoor Orientation for New Kids) program. Select and train student leaders; train and supervise logistics crew; devise and implement risk management strategies; inventory, maintain and manage all equipment; design trip routes; plan and arrange trip transportation; design and implement leader training program; serve as primary contact person for prospective participants, leaders, and other interested parties; serve as on-call contact person when trips are in the field; review and revise Leader Handbook as needed; plan and present the annual post-program slide show; other duties as assigned.   Must be willing to work some weekends and evenings. Ability to comfortably hike 5+ miles carrying a 30 lb. pack necessary.  

Or, apply to be a member of 
OINK support crew.
Job Description:
Outdoor Orientation crew members pitch in wherever needed in the crucial final weeks before, during and immediately after the program. This may involve (but is not limited to) general Outdoor Orientation related office work, organizing, preparing and distributing trip equipment, dividing and dispensing group food, running errands to Burlington, field checking trip routes, providing feedback and input on the trip planning process, and other tasks as assigned. This position is an excellent introduction to the inner workings of a large outdoor program.
To see more, or to apply, go here <
https://middlebury.igreentree.com/CSS_MIDD_Student/CSSPage_Welcome.ASP >,  enter your student employment information, and search under the CCAL job opportunities.