We are pleased to start recruiting for an exciting new collaborative experiential integrative course series put together by the VCU Outdoor Adventure Program, Center for Environmental Studies, and the Department of Biology.
The Lower Salmon River Experience is a new experiential course series/ expedition (six total credits) which will take place this summer from June 26th- July 25th.
Salmon Flier pdf
The expedition includes two credits each in:
ENVS 491 Expedition Planning (led by Karl Schmidt, VCU OAP)
ENVS 491 Wilderness Policy in America (led by James Vonesh, VCU CES)
BIOL 391 Natural history of the Salmon River watershed (led by Dan Carr, VCU Biology)
Students are expected to sign up for all three courses.
The exact itinerary is still being finalized. In general, classes will begin in RVA, then transition to Idaho for 10 days exploring down the Lower Salmon River by raft, then return to RVA.
If completed while you’re a senior, this experience will fulfill the ENVS 490 capstone requirement. Otherwise, it can count towards 6 credits of ENVS electives for the major or minor. For those of you working toward the River Studies and Leadership Certificate
, these credits can be applied to the certificate as well.
Students should keep watching the application page for further information!