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Local NPR Science Matters covers “Footprints on the James”

In case you missed it last week, here is the link to the NPR Science Matters article on the “Footprints on the James” class, with link to video produced by VCU Brand Center. Follow the Footprints! Advertisements

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Footprints on Nat Geo Young Explorer blog

See Nat Geo Young Explorer Andrew Shaw’s blog about his roll in the Footprints class posted on the National Geographic Society’s Explorers Journal.

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Footprints on the Mary Marshall

In the 1700’s before the railroad and the canal, and when roads were muddy wagon tracks, the best way to move tobacco and other goods to and from the interior of the westward expanding colony was by James River batteaux.  … Continue reading

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Upper James by canoe

After traversing the Blue Ridge highlands by foot, the Footprints team began the float back to Richmond on the James River, putting in just below Lynchburg. We had originally planned to paddle down the Tye River, but water levels were … Continue reading

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Watershed by foot

The second half of our Footprints expedition began high in the Blue Ridge Mountains exploring the upper reaches of the watershed and some of the headwater streams that feed the James. This included three days of backpacking along the Appalachian … Continue reading

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Mountain top raindrops to Richmond

After a well earned weekend off, the Footprints team hit the trail Monday for the second half of the their journey. They rendezvoused at o-dark-thirty (okay, really just 6:30am) at VCU OAP, loaded into vans and headed west on I-64.  … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of Ann Woodlief

After checking and packing field gear at the VCU OAP in the morning, we kicked off the academic side of “Footprints on the James” with a lecture by Ann Woodlief and discussion of her book “In River Time: The Way … Continue reading

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