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This Meetup is a list of presentations that our club offers at our Tuesday evening program.

Everyone is welcome — check us out to see presentations on fascinating adventures and outdoor techniques and gear. You will also meet some of our members, learn more about the club, and find out how you can participate! Socializing afterward at a nearby pub.

About the Club

Minnesota Rovers is an outdoor club emphasizing silent sports such as hiking, canoeing, climbing, bicycling, and skiing. Trip costs (day/weekend/extended) are shared and coordinated by members.

You can find out more on our website or by attending our weekly program/presentation. Here’s just a few highlights of our club:

• Low-cost trips and activities

• Any member can coordinate a trip (and is encouraged to do so!)

• Opportunities to try new things and learn new skills

• Weekly program/presentation

• $25/year $10/students

• Gear locker to borrow equipment

• One of the oldest, most active outing clubs in the Upper Midwest

• 500+ members

The best way to get involved and find out more:

• Attend a Tuesday evening program/presentation and social listed on this Meetup.

• Go on a trip! Non-members are welcome to check out the club by participating in any day trip. Membership (http://mnrovers.org/html/clubInfo_membership.htm) (only $25/year or less!) is required for overnight trips.

Check our website for more information and current activities http://www.mnrovers.org

Upcoming events (5+)

Understanding Minnesota’s Changing Climatology

Macalester College, Olin-Rice Science Hall, Room 350

Description: Which climatic changes are and are not currently affecting Minnesota? What changes do we expect in the years and decades ahead? Where do we have gaps in our knowledge that preclude definitive statements? This presentation will answer these questions by focusing on the foundational data and research available to climate scientists. Presented by Kenny Blumenfeld, Ph.D. ___________ Detailed Location Information (http://mnrovers.org/weekly-program/program-locations/) Socializing afterward at Billy's on Grand (1.6 miles east of Macalester on Grand Avenue and Victoria Street). Parking is available next to Billy's. More parking also available behind the stores on the northwest corner of the block. We meet in the fireplace room facing Grand Avenue. In addition to our Tuesday night programs, there are also plenty of member-coordinated activities. Browse through the activities page (http://mnrovers.org/html/activities.htm) on our website if you'd like to play outside with us!

Hiking the Cotswold Way

Macalester College, Olin-Rice Science Hall, Room 350

Gently rolling hills, quaint villages, and picturesque cottages and farms. This is how many people envision England, and the Cotswold Way is quintessential England. I walked this 102 mile path in seven days during summer 2018 solo, not just because I love the Cotswolds, but I wanted to see if I could go the distance and navigate on my own. (And, I couldn't find anyone to go with me.) I am looking forward to sharing my adventure with you! Presented by Heidi. ___________ Detailed Location Information (http://mnrovers.org/weekly-program/program-locations/) Socializing afterward at Billy's on Grand (1.6 miles east of Macalester on Grand Avenue and Victoria Street). Parking is available next to Billy's. More parking also available behind the stores on the northwest corner of the block. We meet in the fireplace room facing Grand Avenue. In addition to our Tuesday night programs, there are also plenty of member-coordinated activities. Browse through the activities page (http://mnrovers.org/html/activities.htm) on our website if you'd like to play outside with us!

Hanging Coffins and Golden Snails: Adventuring in the Philippines

Macalester College, Olin-Rice Science Hall, Room 350

Doug Johnson will share accounts of his travels to the Luzon in the Philippines that include walks in Intramuros in Manila, hikes to the hanging coffins in Sagada, and visiting the World Heritage Site Rice Terraces in Banaue. An amazing country, the Philippines should be on everyone's bucket list of places to explore. ___________ Detailed Location Information (http://mnrovers.org/weekly-program/program-locations/) Socializing afterward at Billy's on Grand (1.6 miles east of Macalester on Grand Avenue and Victoria Street). Parking is available next to Billy's. More parking also available behind the stores on the northwest corner of the block. We meet in the fireplace room facing Grand Avenue. In addition to our Tuesday night programs, there are also plenty of member-coordinated activities. Browse through the activities page (http://mnrovers.org/html/activities.htm) on our website if you'd like to play outside with us!

Three Amigos +1 Enjoy the sun, sea, and highlands of Costa Rica

Macalester College, Olin-Rice Science Hall, Room 350

Over the New Year, four Rovers traveled to Costa Rica. We benefitted from one member's fluency in Spanish. And with her contacts, we visited with one CR family, home-stayed with another farm family, and visited several small businesses. Costa Rica is a land of many climactic zones, each with a varied wildlife and adventures. Our trip took us from the Guanacaste area to a Pacific coastal town on the Osa peninsula, to the highlands of St. Elena and Monteverde. Presented by Bruce Clark ___________ Detailed Location Information (http://mnrovers.org/weekly-program/program-locations/) Socializing afterward at Billy's on Grand (1.6 miles east of Macalester on Grand Avenue and Victoria Street). Parking is available next to Billy's. More parking also available behind the stores on the northwest corner of the block. We meet in the fireplace room facing Grand Avenue. In addition to our Tuesday night programs, there are also plenty of member-coordinated activities. Browse through the activities page (http://mnrovers.org/html/activities.htm) on our website if you'd like to play outside with us!

Past events (257)

Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera, Philippines

Macalester College, Olin-Rice Science Hall, Room 350

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