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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Adventure Learning in Indiana County

The focus of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania project was to assist Downtown Indiana Business Improvement District (BID) and the Historical Genealogical Society of Indiana County (HGSIC) in creating a geocaching expedition featuring several historical points of interest previously identified as significant but not currently included in the town’s WalkWorks program. Students, worked with the community partners, and chose the specific historical topics to be included.

IUP students researched each topic and interviewed residents about them. Priority was given to recording the oral histories of elderly residents to ensure these voices were not lost. In addition to selected stories being embedded in the geocache site, audio files were housed and maintained by the HGSIC so they may be accessed by the community and preserved for future generations. Students also worked to create promotional materials for this historical expedition.


2016 ATP Proposal

IUP's Live Presentation in Washington, DC

2016 Final Report


Contact Information:

Dr. Brandon Vick
Assistant Professor of Economics
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
213 McElhaney Hall
441 North Walk 
Indiana, PA 15705-1085 
Telephone: (724) 910-0753



Previous Conference Participation:
2015    2014    2013    2012    2010    2009


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