For Senior Experience—i.e., the last couple of weeks of the Senior Spring term—students work on passion projects, attend internships, create art, and much more. You can read more about their various experiences on the Senior Experience Tumblr.
India Adam and Sydney Blackburn
How would you summarize your project in one sentence?
Our project is focused on making the outdoors more accessible through videos around the basic skills and information about backpacking and being in nature.
What’s your personal story or the motivation to work on this, and how does it connect to your Beaver experience?
India has a background in climbing and Sydney in backpacking and sea kayaking, both leading to the discovery of their love for the outdoors. They are taking this opportunity to hike the New Hampshire section of the Appalachian trail while addressing the hesitancy and intimidation people often face while trying to get into the outdoors.
Where can we find your work?
Follow along our journey during our thru-hike and learning about the basics of backpacking by subscribing to our YouTube channel!