Learning Barge

The Elizabeth River Project's Dominion Energy Learning Barge is the world's first floating wetland classroom and America's Greenest Vessel. It's a "steward ship," teaching the children of the river environmental stewardship actions and showing how to make the Elizabeth River healthier!

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

School

Students of all ages can get up close and personal with watershed ecology, river stewardship, and local geography as they sail aboard the steel barge. The barge features 6 learning stations, where groups will complete activities that teach them about river science, birds, fish, and more. They will also collect data and samples from the river to study. By examining historical documents, students will also study how the river has changed over time, and the relationships between the river and human activity.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Ecology, Environmental Science, Watersheds, Animals, Birds, Natural History.

contact info
Name: Sarah Brennan, Learning Barge Program Manager
Phone: 757-399-7487 ext. 202
Email: sbrennan@elizabethriver.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 min., 90 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as the boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water. And what makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

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Learning Barge

The Elizabeth River Project's Dominion Energy Learning Barge is the world's first floating wetland classroom and America's Greenest Vessel. It's a "steward ship," teaching the children of the river environmental stewardship actions and showing how to make the Elizabeth River healthier!

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Scouts

Scouts of all ages can get up close and personal with watershed ecology, river stewardship, and local geography as they sail aboard the steel barge. The barge features 6 learning stations, where groups will complete activities that teach them about river science, birds, fish, and more. They will also collect data and samples from the river to study. By examining historical documents, scouts will also study how the river has changed over time, and the relationships between the river and human activity.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Ecology, Environmental Science, Watersheds, Animals, Birds, Natural History.

contact info
Name: Sarah Brennan, Learning Barge Program Manager
Phone: 757-399-7487 ext. 202
Email: sbrennan@elizabethriver.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 min., 90 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as the boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water. And what makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

View Lesson Plan>>

Learning Barge

The Elizabeth River Project's Dominion Energy Learning Barge is the world's first floating wetland classroom and America's Greenest Vessel. It's a "steward ship," teaching the children of the river environmental stewardship actions and showing how to make the Elizabeth River healthier!

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Homeschool

Students of all ages can get up close and personal with watershed ecology, river stewardship, and local geography as they sail aboard the steel barge. The barge features 6 learning stations, where groups will complete activities that teach them about river science, birds, fish, and more. They will also collect data and samples from the river to study. By examining historical documents, students will also study how the river has changed over time, and the relationships between the river and human activity.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Ecology, Environmental Science, Watersheds, Animals, Birds, Natural History.

contact info
Name: Sarah Brennan, Learning Barge Program Manager
Phone: 757-399-7487 ext. 202
Email: sbrennan@elizabethriver.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 min., 90 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as the boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water. And what makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

View Lesson Plan>>

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