Mimi Oliver ’22 was a little nervous a few weeks ago, thinking about going caving with her Geographic Information Systems class. On Aug. 17, she and her classmates would hike to a cave in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and then spend the day inside taking measurements, collecting data, and exploring.
Outdoor Leadership Programs
Registration is currently underway for ABOVE, a unique orientation experience open to incoming first-year students at the University of Lynchburg.
The Pre-college Career Exploration Expedition for High School Women is a partnership between the Claytor Nature Center and the University of Lynchburg Outdoor Leadership Program and faculty.
The University of Lynchburg has joined colleges and universities from across the U.S. in asking the Biden administration to increase the country’s commitment to carbon neutrality.
A “mixture of luck and perseverance” landed recent grad Tyler Stephens ’19 in Hawaii. As a wildlife management intern at Maui’s Haleakalā National Park, the former biology major spent four months monitoring endangered bird species.
The James spinymussel is hard to find for a few reasons. For one, it’s endangered. Also, its small, yellowish-brown shell looks very much like a rock, according to Wrenn Cleary ’20. Last week, Cleary and other University of Lynchburg environmental science classmates waded into the Pedlar River, about 18 miles from campus, to look for […]
Over spring break, 10 students went to Everglades National Park with Lynchburg College’s Outdoor Leadership Program. For four days, they kayaked from island to island, past mangrove trees “standing” on spindly root-legs, and with dolphins sometimes swimming five feet from the boats.
One day, Lynchburg College grounds employee Tim Mason was headed to lunch at Drysdale Student Center. As a volunteer leader and participant with Lynchburg’s Outdoor Leadership Program, he and program coordinator Peter Berry had been thinking about alternative locations for rappelling.
Over the next four weeks, University of Lynchburg students, faculty, staff, and alumni will compete with their peers at nearly 100 other colleges and universities to see who can enjoy the outdoors the most — and earn great prizes in the process. Lynchburg has joined the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, a competition among 92 colleges […]
University of Lynchburg’s high ropes challenge course received a makeover this month. The upgrades make the course more permanent and will help the Outdoor Leadership Program cover more ground. “We can do a lot more for our students and the surrounding community,” said Peter Berry ’14, who now runs the Outdoor Leadership Program while earning […]