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The DC Campus Club program is bringing together university students from the Georgetown University Outdoor Education program and Howard University with youth from the Groundwork Anacostia Green Teams.
November: The group stopped for a photo-op at a scenic vista on the Billy Goat Trail, a 4.7 miles hiking trail near Great Falls, Maryland, that follows a path between the C&O Canal and Potomac River within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. A great time had by all.
January: The DC Campus Club group struck a pose at Earth Treks Climbing Center, just a Metro ride away from their homes! Fellows were trained in belay climbing safety ahead of the trip, and everyone – even those who thought they were afraid of heights – had an enjoyable afternoon and learned a lot.
February: The DC Campus Club group had a unique experience hiking through the woods of the National Arboretum under a full (albeit mostly clouded-over) moon! The group reached the second highest point in DC, learned about native and non-native plants at this living museum, and had an enjoyable time outdoors on a mild February night.
March: For the second year in a row, the college students and youth rented bikes from Bike and Roll and pedaled around the National Mall and East Potomac Park to Hains Point. A couple minutes into the ride, once rider had a bike tube pop so the group stopped for this photo-opp!
April: The group participated in an Earth Day clean-up and celebration event co-hosted by the Anacostia Watershed Society and Groundwork Anacostia. Along with hundreds of other volunteers, the Fellows and youth removed thousands of pounds of trash from the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the Anacostia River.
April: For the final outing of the year, the group made its second annual trip to Harper's Ferry to go white water rafting with River Riders.