The annual AlleghenyRiver Scholars canoe trip will take off from below the Kinzua Dam Friday, Aug. 2,
on a three-day, two-night adventure down the river.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni,
advisory board members and their guests are welcome to participate in the trip,
which includes canoes, camping, meals, educational programs and a T-shirt for a
Students participating on the trip
who are taking it for credit (CRN 20368) will have to pay $175 plus the course
fee per credit hour, which includes the cost of the text book.
Expertise in canoeing is not
required, and an orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 on a nearby lake.
The session will include canoeing techniques, safety tips and general
guidelines. The orientation serves as a great learning tool for both novice and
The first day of the trip will take
canoeists from Kinzua Dam to Buckaloons for a night of camping in tents at the
Buckaloons campground along the Allegheny River. A limited number of tents and sleeping
bags are available upon request. A duty roster will assign small tasks to
The second day will take
participants from Buckaloons to Tidioute. The trip will end the third day in
Each evening will feature an
The Allegheny River Scholars was
started by Dr. Carol Baker in the summer of 1997, when participants traveled
from the Kinzua Dam all the way to Pittsburgh, symbolizing the connection
between Pitt-Bradford and the University of Pittsburgh via the Allegheny River.
For more information, contact Ray
Geary, executive director of the Division of Continuing Education and Regional
Development at 362-5078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.upb.pitt.edu./ars.aspx.
The deadline to register is July 19.
Participation is limited to 20
people on the water. If paddling isn’t your thing, Geary is also looking for a