Trans-Continental Wilderness Trek stops in Shelburne

Amy, left, and Dave Freeman will give a free lecture on their adventures Aug. 1 at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne. Photo by Bryon Hansel

Dave and Amy Freeman of Wilderness Classroom are working their way across North America by kayak, dogsled, and canoe – and they are making a stop in Shelburne, on Aug. 1. The Freemans are in the final stage of the North American Odyssey, a three-year 12,000-mile trek across North America with Wilderness Classroom, a nonprofit organization that provides real-world environmental education curriculum to teachers and students around the world.

Dave and Amy will be giving a free public lecture and slideshow discussing their adventures over dinner at Bread and Butter Farm on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 7 to 9 pm.  Bread and cheese will be provided. Burgers and salad will be available for purchase.

On Earth Day of 2010, Dave and Amy began the North American Odyssey. The expedition calls attention to North America’s waterways and wild places while actively engaging over 100,000 elementary and middle school students in their journey though the Wilderness Classroom website and school assemblies. After their stop in Shelburne, Dave and Amy will be on their way out to the Atlantic Ocean, finishing in the mangroves and coral reefs of the Florida Keys in April of 2013.

This event is hosted by Vermont Farm Tours, a local culinary tour outfit that takes guests behind the scenes to experience the story and flavor of Vermont’s unique culinary landscape. For more information about the Wilderness Classroom, visit


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