Family Adventure in Science Outdoors

Banner image of participants in the Maury River

A Family Adventure in Science Outdoors
(for New Family Adventure Participants)

July 9 - 12, 2023

Student working with a child on Woods Creek TrailFrom the famed Colonnade on W&L’s campus and beyond, incredible adventures await you. Are you ready for an active scientific treasure hunt in the outdoors?

Grab your hiking shoes and notepad because the clues may be a challenge to find. Each one will lead you to the next exciting segment of our three-day adventure on and around campus. We’ll explore a creek bed for critters and discover how rich in life a simple neighborhood creek can be.

Want to see how rivers erode bedrock in a cool science lab, then discover how it has actually happened on the river? We’ll hike along the Maury River through a towering forest of broadleaf trees and study the rock record written in the limestone cliffs along the river’s banks. Get ready for a picnic lunch on a rock that is more than a million years old! It could lead you to a discovery of what makes a plant thrive in certain areas of our back campus, or it might help you understand how critters live in streams and rivers. Like bugs? We can find them and learn more about their habitat and why it is important to keep it healthy for them.

If you’re curious and love adventure, this is the program for you. We’ll learn some basic outdoor skills, like knot-tying and how to read a map with a compass, and collect stories to tell your friends back home, along with lots of useful knowledge for your next adventure.

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