Brevard College students Rachel Anthony and Addison Dent of Charleston have embarked on an 18-day, nearly 300-mile kayak and canoe expedition with the school’s Voice of the Rivers team.

The group of students and professors will follow the Cape Fear Watershed in North Carolina from its northwest-most source at the headwaters down the Haw River and Cape Fear River to Bald Head Island where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

During the trip Associate Professor of Recreation, Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education Clyde Carter and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Amie Scheidigger will teach courses on river expeditions and environmental crime.

The team will gain a first-hand understanding of the ecosystems found along the full length of the river.

The VOR team also hopes to meet people who live, work, depend on and care about the river. They will hear their stories and share their own.

The students are required to post daily journal entries, photos and videos of their travels and experiences online using Facebook, blogs and the Brevard College Web site at