GEO Outdoor Education Center and Retail Shop
Opening - May 2013
Get up close with nature and visit our exciting new retail destination and outdoor training center opening this spring. Located on four wooded acres just minutes from downtown Louisville in Southern Indiana, this multi-purpose facility will provide the perfect setting to shop, relax, plan your next outing and enjoy nature. The shop will sell outdoor gear and apparel for camping, hiking, backpacking, paddling and travel from top manufacturers including Lowa, Jetboil, Mountain Hardwear and Mountainsmith, as well as local and regional organizations.
The new facility, renovated almost entirely from reused, repurposed and recycled materials, will also offer trips, outdoor skill trainings, and an onsite adventure and environmental reference library.
Adventures for a Cooler WorldSM
As the world becomes increasingly complex, there exists a greater need for simplicity and preservation. Green Earth Outdoors provides experiences for people to breathe and feel alive. Nothing refreshes the spirit and enlightens the soul than time in nature. For our children, research continues to support the lifelong developmental benefits derived from frequent unstructured outdoor recreation. For organizations and corporations, engaging teams in the outdoors provides greater focus and commitment to their mission and each other. For all of us, nature provides the opportunity for challenge, reflection and renewal. The natural world has a way of reminding us of what is most important on earth and our responsibility to future generations. Founded on the principles and ethics for responsible recreation and introducing the young and not so young to the wonders of natural world, Green Earth Outdoors offers a variety of ways to make a difference for ourselves, our children, and our planet.
Family Fun and Learn
If you're a parent, we understand your time to find and plan outdoor activities is limited. Green Earth Outdoors offers several programs for families living in or visiting Louisville Kentucky or Southern Indiana. These programs bring together families who share and value the importance of spending time in nature with their children.
If your family wants a more extended camping experience you might consider a Local Overnight Trip or a scheduled trip with an Easy or Moderate rating.
At Green Earth Outdoors, we are committed to making your stay or visit in the Louisville area extraordinary and to share with you our favorite places. We offer a number of all-inclusive Day Trips to the beautiful natural areas of North-Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
From day hikes, canoe and cave trips, and nature tours, we take care of every detail so that yours is a one-of-a-kind, hassle-free adventure! Each trip begins and ends in Louisville where we will pick you up in the morning and return you in the late afternoon. The cost per person includes roundtrip transportation, lunch, guide(s), natural and historical interpretation of the places we visit, and gear.
To experience the beauty of the land carrying everything you need is both a thrill and an adventure in itself. From placid canoe trips with plenty of down time to challenging backpacking expeditions, Green Earth Outdoors trips are designed to match your desired activity and comfort level. We offer a variety of Backpacking, Canoeing or Multisport adventures from Local Overnight Trips to more extended trips to destinations throughout North America.
From the time you initially contact us to after you return home, Green Earth Outdoors is there to make your trip go smoothly. Our turnkey service will handle all the details from your daily itinerary to the food you eat. When you register for one of our trips or programs, we will take the time to give you first-hand knowledge about your itinerary, the destination, the activities, how to prepare for your trip and what you will need to bring to ensure a memorable experience.
Depending on your specific goals, Green Earth Outdoors offers experiential learning and training programs in various disciplines of outdoor recreation. Each module is presented in a hands-on format in a natural setting where participants learn and practice the skills to increase skill or technique proficiency.
Organization and Corporate Engagement
Leave No Trace Trainer and Master Educator courses
Outdoors Skills Training
Summer Camp Staff Training
Watch the Green Earth Outdoors calendar for regularly scheduled training. Additionally, private and customized programs are scheduled to meet the unique objectives of your group.
Gearing up for Adventure
Green Earth Outdoors sells and rents only the highest quality outdoor equipment from reputable manufacturers with consideration always given to products that are made with environmentally friendly materials and methods. From group equipment provided on trips to the personal equipment we rent and sell our customers, we go out of our way to provide you with the best gear available.
Carbon Offset Practices
Green Earth Outdoors offsets 100% of the carbon emissions generated from our trips, programs and daily business operations by purchasing renewable energy certificates or Green Tags and participating in other global-cooling initiatives. Our business revolves around finding sustainable ways to bring families, young people and groups to the outdoors. Learn more about our carbon offset adventures.