2015 Adventure: Columbia River
In order to create sustainable educational and scientific adventures the OAR Northwest team realized that new and more diverse backgrounds and faces were going to have to join the crew in order to keep the adventures fresh and authentic. For the first time two women joined the crew. Funding and people power meant the crew had to stay closer to home and ended up exploring the Columbia River, the other major waterway in OAR Northwest’s home state of Washington. As the crew followed the river from forests to coulees and steep sided valleys and widened to the sea the project broadened the teams horizons to what could be done and how a sustainable set of adventures could be built.