Inspired by the experiential learning theory, our educational workshops bring students to the river to learn about environmental issues related to river health. Through hands-on learning activities, active experimentation and reflection, students grasp important concepts such as the value of clean water, waste reduction, and recycling. These free workshops, held aboard our floating classroom, are truly a one-of-a-kind experience for students AND teachers!
Here’s what teachers had to say about our river education workshops:
“Fun, educational day. Love the hands-on activities.” – Dionne Tingley, Washington Junior High School
“This was fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity to take part.” – Scott Black, Wilton High School
“I enjoyed watching them interact with each other, other students, and your staff. Nice to see their confidence in answering questions and performing the lab.” – Stacey Rector, Mediapolis High School
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and roominess of the barge.” – Jackie Leach, United Township High School
“The whole experience will be something they remember.” – Stephanie Peterson, Galva High School