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Posted by adventureli on February 27, 2015

After all these years…

Back in 2004 I was lucky enough to be in a position to be invited to attend a three day training workshop with my co-workers lead by Tom Leahy, president of Leahy & Associates out of Boulder, Colorado. The workshop was titled the Innovative Team and focused on facilitation of team building and teaching tools

Posted by adventureli on February 18, 2015

What is “Experiential Education”?

I always smile when one of our participants mistakenly calls it “Experimental Education”, because in a way Experiential Education is about experimenting and trying new things. However, the principles of Experiential Education have evolved since at least the late 19th century, and are well past the stage of being considered a far out “experimental” form

Posted by adventureli on February 13, 2015

NRS Straps: Holding it down, up, and everything in between.

  Here at Adventure Links we find ourselves using NRS straps for just about everything. Check out some of our examples below. There is no substitute. Our official recommendation.     -Kyle Halstead | Program Coordinator

Posted by adventureli on February 3, 2015

Building for the elements

One of the things we struggle with here at Hemlock Overlook is dampness and humidity. Especially when it comes to our gear. Anyone who has ever spent time in Virginia during the summer can relate. One of our winter projects has been to create a storage and supply area for our paddling gear. This Personal Flotation Device (PFD)

Posted by adventureli on January 22, 2015

Keeping the Road-Rage Out of Corporate Team Building

Keeping the Road-Rage Out of Corporate Team Building One of the best parts of my job is when I get to lead a group of adults on our team building course. Whether it’s a local company, a government department or group of teachers they are always in for an exciting and educational day out with