Category Archives: Footprints on the James

Footprints 2016

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

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Footprints 2015 is around the corner!

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

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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!

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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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