In this weeks edition of My Outdoor Journal A passionate hiker shares her love of the outdoors and hiking with her grandsons as they climb Camels Hump.
Vermont State Parks – Camels Hump - http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/camelshump.htm
For the seventh grade Mount Abraham Union Middle School students enrolled in Jocelyn Foran’s science class, learning goes far beyond the walls of their Bristol, Vermont classroom. Equipped with ipads and field guides these students are exploring several local ecosystems and sharing their findings with the public through the iNaturalist web site.
If you're in search of an exciting adventure and don't mind getting a little wet then white water rafting might be just the thing for you. We headed to the Berkshires in Massachusetts for a thrill ride on the Deerfield river with Zoar Outdoor.
Zoar Outdoor – www.zoaroutdoor.com
One of the hottest trends in fishing are special kayaks built from the keel up just for anglers. And there’s no better spot to do some kayak fishing than on the Connecticut River. Wilgus State Park Ranger Eric Hanson guides us as we test drive a couple of these fishing kayaks while fishing for small mouth bass.
Screening & discussion of American Experience 1964. It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time — Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan — and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course.
Screening & discussion of The Homestretch. Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.
Screening & discussion of American Denial. Using the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard, American Denial explores the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice still impact notions of race and class today.
Screening & discussion of A Path Appears. A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.