The TREK program emphasizes environmental awareness through recreation activities including canoeing, hiking and biking. You’ll gain a better understanding of the environmental issues that affect personal, societal and global health and will learn about efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Bring sunscreen, water, and snacks each day! All activities occur each week.>Time: 12:00 p.m. to *5:00 p.m., (*canoe trip day might run later). >Weeks: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6>>Cost: $100 per weekCanoeing: To participate, you must demonstrate basic swimming skills and be able to handle yourself in deep water. We will have our Water Safety Instructors confirm your water skills on the first day of class (bring your swimsuit!). After the water test, you’ll also review canoeing skills. In addition, you’ll conduct a formal water test and learn about water treatment, the methods and effectiveness of water purification and sources of water pollution. The fee covers the cost for the canoe, paddles and required life jackets. Hiking: Learn the basics of rock-climbing, hiking and backpacking. Hike and explore the St. Anthony Falls area and study the geological characteristics of the area; examining the impact and consequences of human activity. You’ll also learn how we process garbage, what is actually done with our recyclables, and the sources and consequences of ground pollutants.Biking: Learn how to prepare yourself and bike for an extended trip by dealing with minor bike maintenance and instruction by repairing common bicycle problems. Take an all-day trip on the Hopkins-Cedar and the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. The environmental component of this trip will deal with air quality, air purification and cleaning devices, air pollutants and allergens. You’ll learn how air quality is tested, what devices “clean” the air and how effective these devices are in removing allergens and pollutants from residential and/or commercial applications/environments. Please check over your bike to make sure the tires are inflated fully and that the brakes function properly. A bicycle helmet, water bottles and a good lock is also required.