Outings Leader Support Page
Welcome to the support page for outings leaders planning Sierra Club Conservation Outings!
Basic Outings Leaders Requirements
In order to become an outings leader for the Sierra Club, you must fulfill three requirements:
- Completion of first aide training
- Completion of Outings Leader Training 101 (Can't get away from the computer? Take OLT101 Online!)
- Co-lead a trip with another outings leader
For more information on becoming an outings leader, contact Jan Hoffmaster (410-384-7344) or your local outings chair
Forms required for outings
Included here is a sign in sheet for Outings Leaders to use at their events
Included here is a photo release form.
Stewardship Outings Materials
Stewardship outings are an important part of conservation outings and highlight the native and invasive flora and fauna in your backyard.
Here is a Stewardship Outings Checklist (pdf) (word)
Mattawoman Outings Materials
Here are some great materials for a successful Mattawoman Creek Trip!
♦Tips for getting turn out to an event:
- Extend personal, face to face invitations
- Give a presentation on the Mattawoman to spark interest in your group (Full presentations can be requested by calling the Maryland Sierra Club at (301)277-7111)
- Send e-mails to prospective attendees and post your outing on the Sierra Club website
- Contact the Sierra Club in order to have your event posted in a newsletter or highlighted in a listserv email
- Contact your local newspaper to put your event in print and on their calendar
Want to host an outing but don't know where to begin? We're here to help. Here is a brief description of some potential outings to take your group on.
Thinking about taking a walk around the gorgeous Mattawoman watershed? Here is a chart to compare three already planned walks, as well as a map of the area
Kayak tours are a great way to allow people to experience the majesty of the Mattawoman firsthand. To follow a previously mapped out kayak trip, feel free to use our Mattawoman Tour Script as well as an accompanying map of the creek.
Here are some links to extra information about the Mattawoman watershed and the current state of the creek
Beyond Coal Conservation Outings
CP Crane Kayak Outing
Are you interested in bringing people out to explore Baltimore's beautiful Dundee Creek and educating people about the dangers of coal fired power plants? Then you should lead this kayak trip!
Here is some more information to help you get started!
Cp Crane Kayak Route Map
CP Crane Kayak Map and Trip Outline
CP Crane Kayak Script
Beyond Natural Gas Outing
Cove Point Hike at Calvert Cliffs State Park
Bring some friends and neighbors to Calvert Cliffs State Park! If you take the Red Trail (known as the Cliffs Trail) to the beach, you can search for fossils and shark teeth from the prehistoric Miocene era.
The beach also has a great vantage point of the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Plant Boat Terminal in the Bay. It provides a great place to talk about the current issues with hydrofracking and the LNG export plant in Maryland.
Here are some materials to bring with you!
Map of Calvert Cliffs Trails
Script to bring with you on the Hike
Beyond Natural Gas Flyer
Letters to the Editor Materials
Prince George's County MS4 Permits Outing
Prince George's County Bike Outing
Enjoy a bike ride along the Anacostia River while learning more about the importance of the Prince George's County MS4 permits in keeping our water clean!