Monday, April 6, 2009
Daytime field trip planned.
Interested students, faculty, and staff (plus your friends and relatives) are invited to participate in a college-sponsored daytime field trip to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine on Friday, May 1. A portion of the transportation cost (via school bus owned by Parkersburg Catholic High School) will be covered by the Social Justice Committee. The charge to reserve a seat on the bus will be only $10 per person. Upon arrival in Beckley, each traveler will pay for his or her own lunch at a fast food restaurant and will be required to pay for his or her tour ticket, at the group rate of $14 each (adults 18 and over).
The tour ticket will include a ride through an authentic 1800s coal mine (1,500 feet beneath the surface) and a guided tour of the restored coal camp that features a church, museum, miner's cottage, country school, and a superintendent's residence. Also included will be a guided tour of the Mountain Homestead, which is part of The Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. The group will have the opportunity to visit the coal museum, gift shop and fudgery before leaving the grounds.
The bus will depart WVU at Parkersburg at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, May 1, and will pick up passengers at the Jackson County Center at 9:30 a.m. It is estimated that the group will return by about 5:15 p.m. at the Jackson County Center and by about 6:00 p.m. at the Parkersburg campus.
For additional information about how to reserve a seat on the bus, go to www.wvup.edu/socialjustice. Deadline for reservations is April 20.