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Kiera Yap
Kiera Yap ’21 has received Pacific University’s award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Life. 
As the spring semester winds down, join Outdoor Pursuits in one of their final excursions of the season! Paddle into an all-women sea kayaking day trip at Scappoose Bay, hang ten on a surfing day trip, or earn your Wilderness First Aid certification. And don't forget to swing by the Outdoor Pursuits office any weekday to rent gear for your own individualized outdoor experience! 
Though classes and assignments may be winding down, Outdoor Pursuits excursions and day trips are still in full swing! Grab a friend and join OP staff for memorable, fun-filled days, out on the water, or on land! Enjoy a variety of activities with Outdoor Pursuits such as a surfing day adventure, an all-women sea kayaking trip, or a build-your-own-day trip. 
An excited student grins at the camera from her kayak on the lake.
Join Outdoor Pursuits for various activities including a trash cleanup for Earth Day, stand-up paddleboarding, a surf day, all women sea kayaking and more! 
A list of online and physically distanced opportunities for the Pacific community to celebrate Earth Month 2021 in April. 
Interested in traveling for a nearly 21-day excursion to Chilean Patagonia in South America during January 2022 term ? Attend an information session noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 in the Milky Way OP office on the Forest Grove Campus.
Two hikers exclaim over a climb in Chilean Patagonia
Explore the great outdoors through spring break and beyond with Outdoor Pursuits with whitewater rafting, day hikes, and beach trips! 
Whitewater Rafting on Clackamas River
Splash, hike, ride, or swim your way through spring semester with Outdoor Pursuits! Grab a friend and register for one of the upcoming spring trips, like the spring break whitewater rafting adventure, a hiking day trip in Tillamook Forest, an all-day stand-up paddle boarding experience, or the surfing day trip along the Oregon Coast. Or better yet, contact Outdoor Pursuits for a Build-Your-Own-Day-Trip on Sunday, April 25!   
Challenge and enhance your outdoor skills with a variety of experiences offered only by Outdoor Pursuits! Take a break from the books and further your confidence in the wilderness. Our Spring Trip Schedule includes a whitewater rafting trip, a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course, and a Summit Series, leading to an attempt of trekking up Mt. St. Helens!  
Rafting trip
With a variety of student employees, Outdoor Pursuits provides excellent on-campus job opportunities for those interested in the outdoors! OP is currently seeking qualified individuals for an assistant EDI coordinator, and Fall 2021 Voyages Leaders.