Fall Break - Sea Kayak the OBX Exploration....A Service-Learning Trip
Sat, Oct 11th - Tues, Oct 14th
The sea is rising and we have no Moses to hold back the waters. Ghost forests that are in 3 feet of water, 40 yards from shore. Houses that used to have sand bases now stand sentry on stilts with no means to access them. The science is accurate but why is the topic so controversial in NC when there is so much visible evidence? Put on your life jacket and get your feet wet as this trip will get you to understand sea level rise.
From inside a 16ft sea kayak, you’ll paddle into the ghost forests, investigating what caused these once beautiful cypress trees to become stark landmarks on the coast. Experience the force of wave erosion yourself by boogie boarding the waves as the stilt house with no owner stands as a reminder of how powerful water is.
This is service-learning trip. You'll volunteer time with a couple different groups to build a paddle trail, investigate how waves are affecting beaches and other hands on topics. Your brain to swim with the ideas and impacts of sea level rise. You’ll have a chance to learn about the economic impacts and how coastal erosion through sea level rise is changing the landscape for all manner of living creatures, including humans
You'll see the OBX as you've never seen them over just 4 days. Coastal sunrises. Ospreys hunting of food. Dolphins breeching the water. Just a few of the highlights on this favorite service-learning trip.
Cost: $180 students/members. $230 guests/non-members.
Trip includes equipment, instruction, food, transportation and tent camping .
No experience needed. Mandatory pre-trip meeting & 1 kayak pool session.
Signup By: Wed, Oct 1st, 9pm
*staff have over 200+ hours of formal training and 1-2 years of apprenticeship before they lead trips.
(or in person in the Student Recreation Center)