Archived Abstracts

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:15 PM

Department

Environmental Science

Abstract

Communities that encourage educational, physical, and spiritual into the daily routines of citizens, have significant effects on environmental and public health and wellness. Working on the behalf of University of Lynchburg, we propose to create a service-learning project to foster cultural competency, spiritual practice, and community engagement through a nature trailway extension and design and plan future education programs with faculty, students, and the Lynchburg community. The trail/greenway will link the College Lake trail to Lynchburg’s Blackwater Creek’s trail system. This design includes interactive signs, while using GIS mapping to visualize and educate the surrounding community on environmental impacts and cultural history of the area. The mission of the University of Lynchburg is to “develop students with a strong character and a balanced perspective”, guiding them to “engage and lead in a global society through civic, professional, and spiritual dimensions of life”. Our project will give our institution a greater capacity to meet our common vision. Trails and greenways improve water quality, protect groundwater, prevent flooding, improve the quality of the air we breathe, provide vegetative buffers to development, produce habitat for wildlife, and provide a place for students, children, and community members to connect with nature. Our project will offer outdoor educational, healthy recreation, and transportation opportunities help not only students and our institution, but the Lynchburg community at large.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Laura Henry-Stone

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Apr 8th, 12:00 PM Apr 8th, 1:15 PM

University Concatenation with Lynchburg's Trail System

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Communities that encourage educational, physical, and spiritual into the daily routines of citizens, have significant effects on environmental and public health and wellness. Working on the behalf of University of Lynchburg, we propose to create a service-learning project to foster cultural competency, spiritual practice, and community engagement through a nature trailway extension and design and plan future education programs with faculty, students, and the Lynchburg community. The trail/greenway will link the College Lake trail to Lynchburg’s Blackwater Creek’s trail system. This design includes interactive signs, while using GIS mapping to visualize and educate the surrounding community on environmental impacts and cultural history of the area. The mission of the University of Lynchburg is to “develop students with a strong character and a balanced perspective”, guiding them to “engage and lead in a global society through civic, professional, and spiritual dimensions of life”. Our project will give our institution a greater capacity to meet our common vision. Trails and greenways improve water quality, protect groundwater, prevent flooding, improve the quality of the air we breathe, provide vegetative buffers to development, produce habitat for wildlife, and provide a place for students, children, and community members to connect with nature. Our project will offer outdoor educational, healthy recreation, and transportation opportunities help not only students and our institution, but the Lynchburg community at large.