The Field School hosts Dreamyard Preparatory School and SU

Catch the action on our Dreamyard Video Blog On August 5, 2012, students from The Dreamyard Project were hosted for an exhilarating day on the Shenandoah River with their sponsors, The Performing Arts Camp of Shenandoah University.    

EcoVenture Days 27 & 28 Webcast

Jeff Kelble, Shenandoah Riverkeeper, on the origins of the river/waterkeeper movement and the use of political advocacy to correct the ravages of pollution. Jeff is one of the “voices” on the Voices of the River DVD asking the tough questions about why fish are dying in the Shenandoah River. Also, some closing thoughts and reflections […]

EcoVenture Day 26 Webcast

Steve Reeser and Jason Hallacher of Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries demonstrate how they determine fish populations on the south fork of the Shenanadoah. httpv://

EcoVenture Day 25 Webcast

It’s been 25 days on the trail and the river. It’s raining on and off and promises to pour all night. The team misses a drop point where they’ll meet Pam Patterson for a hot dinner and have to backtrack half a mile. httpv://

EcoVenture Day 24 Webcast

Near Luray, in Page County, a cold morning and a 22 ft dam greet our intrepid travelers. httpv://  

EcoVenture Day 23 Webcast

Travis Patterson steps in with a selection of his still photographs for day 23 after George Patterson’s video camera takes a swim on day 22. You can see the full Travis Patterson EcoVenture photo journal here. Good News: The team now has a replacement video camera and will be able to complete posts of the […]

EcoVenture Days 15-16 Webcast

Days 15 and 16 mark the end of the trail portion of the trip and find our heroes leaving Blackrock Hut for a strenuous 13 mile hike to Calf Mountain shelter. They settle in their tents for a cold night hoping it won’t snow. No such luck. The final hike in Shenandoah National Park is […]

EcoVenture Day 14 Webcast

Bob Proudman from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy with a campfireside chat about the beginnings of the National Scenic Trail System and the creation and protection of the AT in particular: “How to protect this thread between the emeralds on this necklace that covers 14 states…?”

EcoVenture Day 13 Webcast

Carl recounts a 7-mile slog through fog and rain to Ivy Creek, and shows off the front page of the Shenandoah Sun (SU’s newspaper).

EcoVenture Day 12

SU’s John Stevens recounts the days’s activities, beginning at Hightop Hut and a steep hike to Smith Roach Gap and meeting up with Steve Bair of the National Park Service for a talk on the history of Shenandoah National Park and the creation of Skyline Drive as the “main vein” along the Blue Ridge. Then […]