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Speaker Series – The Brevard College Voice of the Rivers 2020 Expedition

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Date: August 22, 2020

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve

Speakers: Clyde Carter and Jayne Fought

 

The Voice of the Rivers (VOR) program at Brevard College is an interdisciplinary expedition focused on the study of a river from its source to the sea. The expedition team of students and faculty are carefully selected to represent a wide variety of disciplines. As the team paddles down the river, each participant studies, reflects on, and shares the experience through the unique lens of their individual discipline. The faculty team members teach courses in their discipline that are centered around the river. As they travel and camp along the river the team gains a first-hand understanding of the many ecosystems found along the river in ways rarely experienced by today’s average citizen. At the heart of its mission, the VOR team meets as many people as possible who live, work, recreate, depend on, and care about the river. They hear stories and ultimately share their own stories of these encounters with all who care to listen. Hence, the team becomes a “voice” of the river.

Expedition leaders Clyde Carter and Jayne Fought will share their experiences from the May 2020 trip down the Yadkin-Pee Dee River with 12 Brevard College students. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of protecting our watersheds.