EcoVenture Day 11 Webcast

SU’s Kelley Mitchell leads the way up to Hightop Summit, amazing views, and a pinnacle picnic. Back at Hightop Hut, Carl looks forward to a sumptuous repast….

EcoVenture Day 10 Webcast

Downstream executive director and SEV Tech Coordinator Bill Howard summarizes day 10 as “A Walk in the Woods”, in recognition of acoustic guitarist Steve DeVries, who entertained our crew with his tune of the same name, in the cozy confines of Lydia Mountain Cabin. A hike to Bald Face Mountain was highlighted by a procession […]

EcoVenture Day 9 Webcast

Professor John Copenhaver expresses gratitude to God, nature, friends, and family for their accompaniment on the trip thusfar…and for blackberry cobbler.

EcoVenture Day 8 Webcast

Travis Patterson reflects on fantastic meals (and real beds) at Skyland Lodge. Why suffer when surrounded by such beauty? The team tags Monarch butterflies before their southward migration.

EcoVenture Day 7 Webcast

The team sets out from Fell Cabin at Skyland (hot showers!). SEV videographer George Patterson, ignoring all “Don’t Feed the Hikers” signs, does intimate interviews on the subject of “snacking”. John Copenhaver on religion’s “providentially abundant” relationship with ecology.

EcoVenture Day 5 Webcast

httpvhd:// Shenandoah U’s Kelley Mitchell recounts the climb to Mary’s Rock, the highlight of the day, lifting spirits and providing some magical moments. The rush of gusting winds only intensified the power and wonder of this place.

EcoVenture Day 4 Webcast

httpvhd:// Environmental studies major and eagle scout, John Stevens, recaps Day 4 of the Ecoventure, what he describes as the most strenuous physically so far, but one where the group’s bonding became most evident. Doc Copenhaver, true to his calling, tends to the feet of the Ecoventure flock, including a duck…

EcoVenture Day 2 Webcast

httpv:// October 4, 2009 “Travis is up at 5 am…..” so says John Copenhaver. Hike to Compton’s Peak and beyond, on a beautiful day for hiking. Naturalist T’ai Roulston from Blandy Experimental Farm joins the team for a host of mini-lectures….

EcoVenture Day 1 Webcast

httpv:// October 3, 2009 Shenandoah Ecoventure 2009 is now officially underway and has smuggled out this first video recap of Day 1, an interview with photographer, Travis Patterson, highlighting the trek’s ceremonial send off from the Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal on Saturday, October 3. Stay tuned to YouTube, Facebook, and our Website […]

The Downstream Project and Shenandoah University Partner to Offer Shenandoah EcoVenture 2009

WINCHESTER, VA (July 16, 2009) – The Downstream Project, a non-profit organization founded to inspire solutions to ecological issues, and Shenandoah University have collaborated to launch Shenandoah EcoVenture 2009. This fall, five Shenandoah University students and Faculty Leader John Copenhaver will join The Downstream Project field crew as mountains, trails and the Shenandoah River become […]