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Category Archives: Footprints on the James
It’s that time of year again! We’re now accepting applications for the 2016 Footprints on the James class. The class this year will begin on May 23rd and conclude on the 10th of June. Some readings and pre-trip meeting will … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! Footprints on the James 2015 is up and running, and we’re now accepting applications for the 2015 class. To apply, please send a 1-2 page personal statement and one letter of reference to Daniel … Continue reading
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!
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.
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
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