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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Radford University

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Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI)
Local, State, Regional, and National Partnerships to Build Community Capacity and Diversify Coalfield Economies in Southwest Virginia

Radford University students worked with Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI), a multi-member grassroots organization comprised of several Southwest Virginia counties, to collect river stories from individuals who have grown up along the Clinch River.  This project supported two of the CRVI’s goals, which are 1) to offer environmental education to people of all ages and 2) to revitalize and market downtowns along the river, as well as boost entrepreneurial opportunities.

The stories collected by Radford University students resulted in a book that will be sold at Clinch River venues and online to locals and tourists alike. Select audio clips from the interviews will be used in kiosks along the Clinch River, and can also be used on Clinch community and business websites and in paddling itineraries.

 

2016 ATP Proposal

Radford University's Live Presentation in Washington, DC

2016 Final Report

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Theresa Burriss
Chair, Appalachian Studies
Director, Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center
Radford University
P.O. Box 7014
Radford, VA   24142 
Telephone: (540) 831-6857

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Previous Conference Participation:
2015   2014   2013    2011   2010    2009

 


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CURRENT PARTICIPANTS

Alfred State

Appalachian State University

Auburn University

East Tennessee State University

Fairmont State University

Frostburg State University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Radford University

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Tennessee

Zane State College


PAST PARTICIPANTS

Emory and Henry College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Morehead State University

Northeast Alabama Community College

Ohio University

Shawnee State University

Virginia Tech



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