October 21, 2020

Episode 23: Adam Salinger, Outdoor Education, and the Adventurous Life

In this episode, the Ruby Crest Trail, outdoor education, van art, and Eddie Van Halen. We talk with Adam Salinger — educator, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, and all-around hiking badass.


Show Notes

  • 00:54 – What is the Atlas Learning Academy?
  • 06:09 – How they deal with a broad range of outdoor experience among students
  • 09:09 – Integrating subjects during outdoor expeditions
  • 10:50 – The Ruby Crest Trail
  • 12:14 – The value of self-sufficiency in the backcountry
  • 18:09 – Adam’s trip on the Noatak in the Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • 22:55 – How Adam got into the outdoors
  • 25:00 – Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail
  • 29:10 – Getting your children outdoors
  • 30:10 – Kids these days…
  • 33:10 – Outdoor education challenges in the time of a global pandemic
  • 37:11 – Remembering Eddie Van Halen
  • 37:38 – Supporting the Atlas Learning Academy
  • 38:40 – Looking into the crystal ball
  • 41:14 – How does someone get a similar program started in their area?
  • 52:45 – Adam’s favorite part about taking kids out to the wilderness

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