Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Norfolk Waterfront Soundwalk
Led by Mark Sciuchetti, Jacksonville State University
Starting at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, this soundwalk through downtown Norfolk blends history, culture, and awareness of the changing environment. On our walk, we will hear and listen to Norfolk’s rich past, vibrant present, and its uncertain climate-affected future.
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 2:00 – 6:00pm
Coastal Geography of Southeastern Virginia
Led by Tom Allen and Ryley Harris, Old Dominion University
A guided exploration that highlights the physical and environmental geography of Cape Henry, located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. This trip spans coastal geomorphology, biogeography and sea level change, with stops at the Virginia Beach oceanfront and touring coastal adaptation and resilience design of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, the first LEED Platinum building in the world. A UAV (drone) demonstration at the mouth of the Lynnhaven Inlet with a live VR view will also be included.
Sunday, November 19, 2023, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Fort Monroe National Monument
Led by Jonathan Leib, Old Dominion University
This trip takes participants to Fort Monroe National Monument. Located in Hampton, Virginia, the pre-Civil War Era Fort is an important historical location as the 1619 landing spot of the first Africans to come to what is now the U.S., and also where, during the Civil War, slavery began to end.