Experiential education is the foundation for academic majors in outdoor adventure. Combining theory with experience gives students the opportunity to apply classroom principles to real-life scenarios. They learn hands-on skills in leadership, communication, conflict management, and conservation. Degrees in outdoor recreation aren’t just for hippies; they’re for the leaders of tomorrow and the future of adventure.
With more than one-third of our citizens overweight, we lead the world in obesity levels, and we shell out more money to treat preventable ailments — diabetes and heart disease just to name a few — than any other nation on earth.
The nature of kayaks, which can maneuver in very little water, can put them in places that bigger boats could never access. Navigating shallow tidal tributaries with vegetation growing to just below the surface without a kayak is virtually impossible.
After more than a decade together, the Hillbilly Gypsies remain one of the hardest working bands on the underground regional mountain music scene—traveling to festivals and small music haunts with a high-energy live show that blends a traditional aesthetic with some progressive edge. The five-piece group formed out of a regular Wednesday-night old-time jam in their hometown of Morgantown, W.Va.
Here are a few of editor Will Harlan's favorite classic outdoor voices and books that should be on everyone’s must-read list. Instead of preachy diatribes or flowery descriptions, they inspire with gritty, gutsy characters—some legendary, some overlooked—who stand their ground and speak for the wild.
Top Adventure Colleges? We've got 'em. Best Swimming Holes in the Blue Ridge? Yep, got that too? Back-to-school gear? It's all here -- the August issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is hitting door steps today...