Whether looking for a walk in the woods or some fun on a lake, UNC Charlotte’s Venture outdoor education program has the right summer trip. Led by experienced outdoor facilitators, Venture trips are open to UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff and the general public.
All trips require a mandatory pre-trip meeting to review the itinerary, safety precautions and for participants to meet their companions. Typically, all equipment and transportation are provided by Venture.
This summer, trips include outings to South Mountains State Park for hiking and Lake Jocassee for camping and kayaking.
Amy Hawn Nelson, director of research at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and director of its Institute for Social Capital, recently was named to the 2014-16 class of William C. Friday Fellows for Human Relations.
The goal of the Friday Fellowship is to cultivate a network of "courageous leaders who connect across differences in identity and ideas to develop new solutions to the complex challenges facing the people and communities of North Carolina through a human relations lens."
Nelson, a Charlotte native and graduate of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is a career educator with experience as a teacher, mentor, coach and school leader. She joined the Institute for Social Capital as director in September 2012. Previously, she served as the principal and school leader for Kennedy Charter Public School in Charlotte. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction and master’s degrees in teaching and school administration. She is an active member of the community serving several youth and music-oriented organizations in Charlotte.