Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

STEP on Scioto with Hero USA

October 5, 2018

One of Columbus’ great treasures (other than the Buckeyes of course!) is the Scioto Mile. A popular downtown attraction for natives and visitors alike, the Scioto Mile boasts a host of activities for any adventurous mind. Anyone up for an afternoon of kayaking?

Hero USA, a Columbus nonprofit, offers their weekly Paddle in the City excursion. This gives any able bodied individual - or group - the opportunity to explore the Columbus’ own Scioto River from all the comfort of a kayak. This STEP cohort took to the water on a beautiful afternoon with advisor Dr. Matthew Couch to reconnect with nature and bond with one another. “It was so nice to get off campus and enjoy the greenery and wildlife the Scioto had to offer,” said STEP student Libby Skolnik, “All of us got to get to know each other better that day and had lots of laughs. It was a great experience and I'd do it again.”

For more info about Paddle in the City, visit Hero USA’s website.