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Barge Bulletin

The Learning Barge has returned to the Eastern Branch for the Spring season. A new crew of deckhand/ educators have joined us as we make final preparations for another exciting season of River Education. We're excited to welcome students from all over the watershed as they join in our GreenStem 2 curriculum at the Grandy Village Learning Center.  Big thanks to BAE for all their help with the barge this winter.

 

See you on the River!"

 

The Elizabeth River Project
LEARNING BARGE 

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The Elizabeth River Project's Dominion Virginia Power 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! 

 

 

NOW BOOKING STUDENT FIELD TRIPS FOR 2014-2015

Powered by sun and wind and equipped with live wetlands, an enclosed classroom, composting toilets and a rainwater filtration system, the 120 by 32 foot Learning Barge is designed to both model and teach ecology and sustainability to the next generation of lower Chesapeake Bay stewards. The mission is to help teach how to help restore the Elizabeth River by 2020.

 

54,892 have been educated on the barge since its 2009 launch. 
Over 20,000 were K-12 students.

 

The barge will be docked at various locations including near the port highlighting the working river. Check out the map for the barge's latest location and download Field Trip Summary 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, Education Director, at rdunbar@elizabethriver.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 Virginia Power, the lead sponsor of the vessel's construction, and Lowe's, sponsor of the enclosed river lab onboard.

Current leading sponsors of our field trips include NOAA Bwet, PNC, American Honda Foundation, Virginia Environmental Endowment, The Chesapeake Bay Restoration Advisory Committee and Kinder-Morgan. Our generous maritime community also donates countless services for maintenance and tug moves!

 

Special thank you to the public and private schools that continue to support the Learning Barge.

 

For more info | 757.392.7132 | rdunbar@elizabethriver.org.

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2971 Kimball Loop Norfolk, VA 23504

2971 Kimball Loop Norfolk, VA 23504

Grandy Village Learning Center 2971 Kimball Loop Norfolk, VA 23504

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