Our all-new Learning Barge on Wheels is the new sister ship to the Learning Barge. It delivers fun learning and river science activities right to your school parking lot, or even to a small group of kids in your neighborhood.
Katie is a 2020 Old Dominion University Graduate who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology and a minor in Environmental Health Science. She has previous experience interning at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and working with organizations such as Keep Norfolk Beautiful. Katie is passionate about environmental education, and excited to teach young minds the importance of keeping the river healthy for generations to come!
Carolina graduated from Old Dominion University in 2020 and received her Bachelors in Communications with a minor in Biology. She previously worked for ODU as an Outdoor Adventure Program Trip Leader, and is now excited to work for the ERP as a Seasonal Educator teaching the youth about the importance of our river!
Hayley recently graduated from the University of Virginia with her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Thought and Practice. She has previous experience as an intern for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Team and Clean the Bay Day Team. Hayley grew up in the Elizabeth River watershed and is excited to share her knowledge with students aboard the Learning Barge!
Candice studied outdoor education in Colorado and came to Virginia to explore opportunities closer to the water. She is excited to be here in Norfolk pursuing her professional SCUBA diving career, while working with the Elizabeth River. She is excited to educate the next generation of environmental advocates on the importance of protecting our water systems.
Shannon graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Science with a concentration in Environmental Studies. She has previous environmental education experience and is passionate about sharing environmental stewardship actions with the Learning Barge students!
Caroline is a graduate of Emory University and of Old Dominion University’s teacher certification program. She has worked as a newspaper journalist in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and as an elementary and preschool teacher. Caroline is passionate about helping young people learn more about our river and empowering them to shape the world they will inherit.
Kelsey graduated from Colgate University in 2022 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Geography, and worked in the university’s Office of Sustainability for four years. She has conducted environmental research as far away as Siberia, but fell in love with the Elizabeth River while working as a sailing instructor at Nauticus. Kelsey is passionate about sea level rise and coastal resilience, and is thrilled to be able to engage younger generations in their local environment.