Vegetable oil-powered bus to visit NIC to encourage outdoor recreation

A 36-foot bus powered by used vegetable oil and solar power will visit North Idaho College's campus Friday, Oct. 29 spreading awareness of outdoor activities and encouraging leadership. The bus is a mobile program of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a wilderness school based in Wyoming that trains participants on becoming skilled outdoorsmen and outdoor educators. Visitors to the bus will have the opportunity to learn about organic agriculture and alternative energy as well as a variety of outdoor activities, including rock climbing on a side of the bus, practicing first aid skills, fixed-line ascension and using a rope system for caving and rock climbing. In the evening the bus becomes an outdoor theater showing videos from the National Outdoor Leadership School. The event, sponsored by NIC's Outdoor Pursuits, will also include raffles for gear, free samples of Silk organic soymilk and applications for tuition scholarships for summer 2005 National Outdoor Leadership School courses. The bus will be parked in front of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public. Information: (208) 769-7809.

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NIC Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator Paul Chivvis, (208) 769-7809

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004

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