Learning Barge (Elizabeth River Project)

An exciting way to learn about the Elizabeth River, this floating classroom gives students of all ages a chance to get up close and personal with watershed ecology, river stewardship, and local geography as they sail aboard the 120’ x 32’ 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 By examining historical documents, students will also study how the river has changed over time, and the relationships between the river and human activity.
Contact Info
Address: 2971 Kimball Loop, Norfolk, VA 23504. Norfolk County. Tel: 757-392-7132. Email: rdunbar@elizabethriver.org. Website: www.elizabethriver.org/learning-barge. Hrs: By appointment.
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Science, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Social Studies.

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