Jacobs featured on Guides Gone Wild podcast
Lauren Jacobs was a guest on the Guides Gone Wild podcast. She is a lecturer in kinesiology and physical education and coordinator of the outdoor leadership concentration and minor in the College of Education and Human Development. The interview focused on Jacobs’ personal outdoor journey, from growing up on a lake in Maine, to professional Nordic ski racer, to working at a nonprofit dedicated to increasing outdoor sport opportunities and access for Maine kids, to UMaine’s outdoor leadership program. She also discussed her master’s thesis research on Maine school districts’ weather policies for outdoor recess, and advocating for more outdoor time and physical activity in public schools. Jacobs is a registered Maine Guide, a certified paddling instructor, a cross-country ski instructor and registered yoga instructor.