Dave and Amy are on a three year kayak/canoe/dog-sledding expedition around North America, bringing the wilderness into the classrooms of 65,000 school children and 1900 teachers.
Currently delayed on their North American Odyssey, which they began on Earth Day in 2010, they were scheduled to present at the New Jersey Kayak shop right before Hurricane Sandy hit. They presented to a small audience, and then got outta there. The shop suffered damage, but their kayaks were waiting for them, tied up in front, when they returned from evacuation. They are staying in New Jersey for awhile to assist with the hurricane relief before heading down the east coast to Key West.
Check out their introductory video here, their blog, and their Facebook page to see exactly what they are doing.
Very cool. Enjoy!
Big Muddy Adventures, Proprietor
“Big Muddy” Mike Clark is one of the most accomplished canoeists and guides in America. He has over 10,000 miles of big river experience and has led thousands of people in large and small groups on guided river trips since 2001. He has completed entire navigations of the Mississippi River (2001), Missouri River (2002, 2005-2006), Yellowstone River (2006), and Sunflower River (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008). He is the founder of Big Muddy Adventures. Michael is also a veteran elementary and middle school teacher and currently teaches computers, science and history part time at St. Ann Catholic School in Normandy, MO.
Annually, Mike leads a live learning adventure expedition for school children across North America — connecting our youth with our rivers. Mike Clark is a youth leader and truly a Steward and Champion of America’s Rivers. He has won a number of awards, including the Pekatanoui Award for non-motorized River Cleanups and in March 2012 was recognized as a “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine for his work as a river steward and river guide.
I love what Big Muddy Adventures is all about. You can learn more here.