The Dickinson College Outing Club is a student organization that has been fully supportive of our Heberlig Palmer Park Revitalization and wanted to show further commitment by using their upcoming events as fund drives for the project! There are 2 events that are free and open to the public but they will be accepting donations on behalf of the park project.
Climbing Wall Competition
Saturday April 13th
Kline Fitness Center (corner of W. High & Cherry st.-Currently under construction)
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Saturday April 19th 7:00pm
Althouse 106 (Althouse is across from the Holland Union Building on N. College between W. High & W. Louther)
Co-Sponsors: SISA, Blue Hats, Reinvest Dickinson, Social Justice House, Delta Nu, ALLARM, EarthNow, CSE, SHOP, Idea Fund, and the Treehouse.
Corporate Sponsors: Patagonia, Cliff Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company , Klean Kanteen, Orion Magazines, and local Carlisle businesses
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is a collection of short independent films ranging from 5 minutes to half an hour. These films are beautiful, eye-opening, inspiring, and exciting films about outdoor adventures, social and environmental activism, conservation, energy and climate change, environmental justice, agriculture, and indigenous cultures. Students from sponsoring organizations chose 10 films to bring to campus. Some highlights from the set list include:
Damocracy: This documentary exposes the not so green side of dams. The documentary shows the potential disasters dams pose for cultural heritage, wildlife, and the local communities who rely on the resources provided by the waterways.
One Day in Yosemite: Thirty filmmakers disperse throughout Yosemite one summer day and document the park and the people who visit there. Hikers, painters, hang gliders, and cooks all contribute to the story of this national park.
Glacier Caves: Mt Hood: After rappelling 15 stories into a hole in Oregon’s Sandy glacier, adventurers encounter miles of caves and tunnels laced with waterfalls, whitewater, towering ice sculptures, and other worldly light. It’s the largest glacier cave system outside of Alaska and it’s disappearing fast as the Northwest’s glaciers retreat.
Ryan’s Stories: Ryan grew up in and out of homeless shelters. At 14, he was introduced to snowboarding through Outdoor Outreach, a program dedicated to empowering at risk youth through outdoor activities. Now, Ryan competes as a semi-pro athlete and serves as an ambassador for The North Face. Ryan shares his story of how the outdoors transformed him!
The festival is completely free to attend, but each year our corporate sponsors provide us with raffle items which we use to raise money for a charity or organization. These items include Klean Kanteen water bottles and Patagonia t-shirts. This year all proceeds will go to the Heberlig Palmer Park Renovationproject.
In addition, the festival will occur the weekend before Earth Day so organizations will be organizing activities around the festival to celebrate. If you are interested in running a table at the Wild and Scenic Film festival or you want more information, contact the Dickinson College Outing Club firstname.lastname@example.org.