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2011 James River Expedition

2016 James River Expeditions

The James River Expeditions StudentsReady for the adventure of a lifetime, all while learning about the environmental and social benefits the James River provides to the state of Virginia. This year's Expedition will include thirty students from all parts of the watershed. This amazing journey all begins Sunday, July 10th 2016 at the headwaters of the James with 10 students and a team of experienced JRA staff and educators. The Expeditions will continue with two more 6-day trips, all concluding on Friday, July 29th in the Chesapeake Bay. When all said and done, 3 Expedition teams made up of 10 students will have collectively paddled the 340 miles of America's Founding River.

This year marks the 6th year of this amazing adventure and is sure to be an experience that you will remember forever. Over the past 5 years, The James River Expedition has taken 137 students and 26 teachers from over 34 schools in the James River watershed on the summer paddling trip of a lifetime. Join JRA and the entire James River community on this year’s James River Expedition.

With the continued success of past year's student open enrollment, we once again will have this as the selection process for this year’s trip. This rigorous selection process gives JRA Educators an opportunity to hand select student’s they feel showed an interest in environmental stewardship and demonstrated the quality of maturity and leadership necessary to benefit from this opportunity.

The FAQ page can help answer questions about this unique experience as well as provide a link to the applications for both teacher co-leaders and student team members

For more information about the 2016 James River Expeditions contact Georgia Busch at or at 804.788.8811 ext. 214.

The 2016 James River Expeditions Schedule:

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