Celebrating 10th Year Anniversary
Learning Barge featured in The New York Times! We're excited to lead off this feature on resilience education, with thanks to all our funding partners. Read article, Teaching Resilience in the Face of Climate Change.
WE'RE HIRING! Come work aboard the Learning Barge for our Spring 2020 season. Read job description here.
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Elizabeth River Project's Mudflats NEWSLETTER:
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.
In partnership with the University of Virginia and Matherne Marine Design, the Learning Barge was launched in 2009 and since has booked annually to capacity educating over 96,000, K-12 students and teachers to date. Powered by sun and wind and equipped with live wetlands, an enclosed classroom, composting toilets and a rainwater filtration system, the 120x32 foot steel deck barge is designed to both model and teach ecology, resilience and sustainability to the next generation of stewards that are helping make restoration of the Elizabeth River a reality.
Check out the map for the barge's latest location and download 2019-2020 Field Trip Flier for the barge's docking schedule.
The best way to schedule a field trip is to download and fill out the Field Trip Request Form and email to Robin Dunbar, Deputy Directior of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you can also call 757-392-7132.
The Learning Barge came to being thanks to the generous sponsorship of numerous organizations and individuals. Special thanks go to Dominion Energy, the lead sponsor of the vessel's construction, Lowe's, sponsor of the enclosed River Lab onboard, many special donors, and our generous maritime community that donates countless services for maintenance and tug moves. Also a special thank you to the public and private schools and youth organizations that continue to support the Learning Barge.
For more info | 757.392.7132 | email@example.com
Downloads for Learning Barge Field Trips
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