June 2018 – Views from the Treehouse

A couple of years ago Marjolein de Wit, cross country cyclist, extreme bike commuter, and pulmonary critical care doctor at VCU decided she wanted to learn how to live off the grid and build a log cabin by hand. So she did…but why?

We sit down with Joey Parent, the head of VCU’s vast Outdoor Adventure Program, to discuss the risk inherent in outdoor exploration and why some colleges are saying they want no part of it.

For decades, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been an under-the-radar advocate for America’s best-known estuary and its tributaries. Nissa Dean and Meredeth Dash join us to talk about their group’s novel approach to conservation and the unique niche it fills in the Bay cleanup landscape.