What we're about

This group is to promote fun, interesting and challenging events (biking/hiking/running/orienteering/adventure racing/travel/backpacking/kayaking/rock climbing ect.)

"Exercise will feel better if you do it with some good pals, according to a new study just published in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters." It doesn't matter at what level you are! LET'S GET IT STARTED!!!!

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Disaster+Travel+Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

Old Dominion University

Hands-on learn how to save life & limb, when mired in the wilderness of an urban disaster zone, travel or rural area far from hospital, or natural area miles from an access point, during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance arrival. Blend of classroom instruction and hands-on problem-solving rescue scenario practice. Come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving skill and confidence, and 2-year SOLO certification. Counts as WFR Recertification, too. No prerequisites. YOUR SPOT IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOU'VE COMPLETELY REGISTERED AT WWW.SOLOWFA.COM ***Spaces are limited. REGISTER: www.solowfa.com or[masked]** In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous added safety measures include: a) 14-days pre-course illness screening questionnaire b) Scan of each participant's body temperature each day c) Masks and eye protection worn at all times (we'll provide masks to those who don't have) d) 6+ feet physical distance maintained as appropriate throughout class. Best option: students register with non-social-distancing partners and practice skills on each other. Acceptable option: attend alone and bring a homemade mannequin (stuffed pants & shirt) for your patient. e) many more. WHO: Open to the general public, adults & teens with solid attention spans. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are. WHY: Mired in a disaster zone, travel or rural area far from a hospital, or natural area miles from an access point ... accidents, destructive weather, and terrorism happen, and all-too-often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. This leads to improper care of the patient, and endangers the entire group. Many recreational accidents are preventable, and improper care of trauma can compound even simple injuries. Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not immediately reachable. In this course, classroom instruction and Q&A are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience - a most powerful learning tool - during scenarios comprise ~50% of class. TIMING: This is a 2-day class, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am -7pm each day. Fee: $215 (note: another organization in the region charges $275! You save $60, thanks in part to Great Outdoor Provision Co. (GOPC) sponsorship of this class).

Fossil hunting on the James River
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

Chippokes Plantation State Park is a great place for fossil collecting: mollusks,large pectens,corals,bones, shark teeth and esp the VA State Fossil: Chesapecten jeffersonius (http://en.wikipedia.o... (). Winter = no tourists and frequent storms = great time to collect. I am planning on a Saturday or Sunday visit soon. Anyone care to join me?

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