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Canoeing Adventure Teaches JMU Students Value Of Educational Field Trip

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Posted: April 2, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators take James Madison University education students on a canoe trip on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River on Monday as part of their training as future teachers. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Education students work together to unload canoes. The field trip helped provide the future educators with the know-how to host similar trips once they become teachers.
Erin Eberstein (right), the Chesapeake Bay Foundation assistant manager for the Virginia watershed education program, helps Rachel Whetzel (left), 19, of Broadway and Kelsey Reinghard, 20, of Manassas, both sophomores at JMU, at the start of the trip.
ELKTON — With water rushing by in the background and several 17-foot-long green canoes ready for launch, representatives with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation started with the basics.

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