lynch-educationLynchburg educational paddles are off and running this fall season. Our education team currently has 15 paddle trips planned from September to November. The schools involved with these educational paddles are EC Glass High School, Heritage High School and Amherst County High School. The trips are made possible from a grant funded by the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust.

These Lynchburg paddle trips are led by Brooke Newton, Upper James River Educator, and Rob Campbell, Upper James Community Conservationist. During the program students paddle about 3.5 miles of the James River and stop along the way to  learn about the river’s history, and to conduct macroinvertebrate sampling and water quality tests.

In this picture, students from Alex Drumheller’s AP Environmental Science class at Heritage High School examine the marcoinvertabrates they caught on October 3rd.