Take It Outside: A cold weather stroll with President Garrett to promote healthy winter activities

WHAT: Winter walk with President Elizabeth Garrett
WHEN:  Sunday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Beebe Lake, starting and ending at Appel Commons

MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-4799 or dal296@cornell.edu.

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett, Provost Mike Kotlikoff and Vice President Ryan Lombardi invite all students, staff and faculty and Ithaca community members to join them for a cold weather walk in the Beebe Lake area on Sunday, November 15 at 9:30 a.m.

The purpose of the event is to promote staying active and healthy during the cold winter months.

The loop walk will start at Appel Commons, proceed around Beebe Lake, divert to the Mullestein Winter Garden and the Nevin Welcome Center in the Cornell Plantations, and return to the point of origination at Appel. “Pop-up” stations and signs along the route will offer participants information about opportunities, ideas and Cornell resources for cold weather exercise.

“Pop-up” stations and signs along the route will help participants stay active in cold weather by providing information on such topics as:

  • Renting cold weather gear from Cornell Outdoor Education
  • Reducing stress through exercise
  • Using nature to reduce stress and increase physical and mental health
  • Appreciating the Cornell Plantations in cold weather
  • Hiking in winter

“We’re used to the cold weather where I came from in Ohio, but I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of all the winter recreational opportunities this campus and our region has to offer,” says Vice President Ryan Lombardi. “There are so many ways to stay active outside here, and I hope everyone will find at least one activity they enjoy.”

Hot chocolate will be served at the Nevin Welcome Center in the Cornell Plantations, and the first 50 people to arrive will receive a free Cornell hat, provided by the Wellness Program.

For more information:
Daryl Lovell
Office: 607-254-4799
Mobile: 607-592-3925

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