Mtn Goat Movement Getting Kids Out on the Water (and Outside in General)


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Mountain Goat Movement students rafting in the Adirondacks.

Greg Morrissey, founder of Mountain Goat Movement, is on a mission. His organization is dedicated to providing transformative adventures for young people while connecting them to inspiring explorers, scientists, storytellers, and brands.

Most recently, this took the form of leading eight highschool students on a human-powered expedition of the Hudson River 390 miles from the source point to the sea (now that’s what we call a field trip!). Along the way, a team of data scientists taught the students how to analyze the micro-plastic and chloride levels of the river. Students hiked, kayaked, rafted, canoed, and cycled – beginning the journey as strangers and completing the 15-day expedition as lifelong friends.

Students and Explorers linking arms at the confluence of the Hudson River and Indian River.

Helping him on the trip was Dr. Joseph Dadey of Hamlets to Huts, as well as lead data scientist and explorer and educator, Dr. Tim Keyes. Emmy-winning filmmaker, John Barnhardt, is producing a feature documentary that will be released in Spring 2024.

“We’re dedicated to cultivating a spirit of adventure and an appreciation for the great outdoors within young people,” says Morrissey, adding activities include climbing, hiking, camping, skiing, surfing, and more. “Our trips are designed to be both challenging and exhilarating. Participants learn untapped skills that only direct contact with nature can provide. Our connections to real world explorers allows students to hear from folks who are pushing the boundaries of modern day exploration and adventure.”

Students around a bonfire (beats a chalkboard)

Mountain Goat Collective has also partnered up with The Carabiner Collective, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to making life changing adventures more accessible by removing financial barriers. Donations directly support low-income students on transformative adventure experiences.

“Everyone deserves the right to venture to the beyond,” adds Morrissey, whose group is also a partner with KAVU, with Morrissey one of their lead ambassadors. “Many of our scholarship and grant recipients have gone on to study environmental science or conservation work. Most importantly, we are inspiring life-long learners to be curious about the world, and their role in it.”

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