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At the Dominion Energy Learning Barge masks are required for all ages. FREE critter face mask for in person participants! Health screening and waiver required for in-person programs. Will follow all current government guidance. Face masks and 6’ social distancing will be observed in all live programs.   

SCHEDULE
Contact Summer Mace 
smace@elizabethriver.org 
to schedule, pay online and discuss possible scholarships for those in need.

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 Dominion Energy Learning Barge

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River Education Adapts Fall 2020 Flier A

  SCHEDULE A BARGE VISIT 

Project Blue Crab Program

About:  While docked, students come aboard the award-winning 120’x 32’ steel deck barge designed by the University of Virginia and owned and operated by The Elizabeth River Project. The barge is a unique  living laboratory for students to learn about river science, resilience, the river’s ecosystem, stewardship and restoration efforts. As America’s Greenest Vessel, the barge demonstrates sustainable practices for home and school with live wetlands, solar panels, wind turbines, waterless composting toilets, observation pool and more. To foster river stewards and teach resilience, students learn about the blue crab and answer, “How could sea level rise and flooding affect me, the blue crab and my community, and what actions can I take to help?” Students learn why this iconic species is known as, “the beautiful swimmer” and how local watermen identify crabs and more.

 

Location: Grandy Village Learning Center, 2971 Kimball Loop, Norfolk, VA 23504    

                

Cost: ***NEW PRICING:

          $5 per student/ Elizabeth River Project member

                      Become an individual member HERE! (Individual memberships start at $50)

             $10 per student/ Elizabeth River Project non-member

Booking for a homeschool, scout or private group-- become organizational member HERE to receive $5 discounted price for your entire group! (Organizational memberships start at $175)

          

Chesapeake Public School 4th graders, Norfolk Public School 3rd, 9th and 11th graders no charge thanks to a grant. Please specify when booking.

**For financial assistance, please contact Summer Mace, smace@elizabethriver.org to discuss pricing options.

Dates: Spring 2022 season is April 1st-June 10th. Choose a time, 9:30-11am, 10-11:30am, or 1-2:30pm. Flexible

COVID Restrictions: Minimum of 8 students, maximum of 30 students to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Students will be broken up into small groups. Appropriate face coverings must be worn by all participants-- free river critter face masks for students! Signed COVID waiver prior to program.

Register: Email Summer Mace, smace@elizabethriver.org. Please include three preferred dates and times, # of students, and grade level/ age when booking.

 

 

 

           

             

 

              Special thanks to Elizabeth River Crossings, Dominion Energy and                      Bank of America our educators will come to the students with river education. 

 

     BOOK NOW - FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

 

Our Learning Barge on Wheels will deliver river science and outdoor activities while stationed at parking lots of schools or to an adult willing to host a small group of students in a neighborhood. 

 

Outdoors, students will learn about renewable energy, aquatic animals including viewing critters in aquariums, the value of wetlands and how to perform water quality tests. They’ll learn how to identify native plants, create art and how to help as stewards. Free critter masks, health screening and waiver required for in-person programs. Will follow all current government guidance. 6’ social distancing will be observed. Students do not go in the Barge on Wheels. Educators set-up an outdoor classroom.

Cost: ***NEW PRICING:

          $5 per student/ Elizabeth River Project member

                      Become an individual member HERE! (Individual memberships start at $50)

             $10 per student/ Elizabeth River Project non-member

Hosting for a homeschool, scout or private group-- become organizational member HERE to receive $5 discounted price for your entire group! (Organizational memberships start at $175)

          

Chesapeake Public School 4th graders, Norfolk Public School 3rd, 9th and 11th graders no charge thanks to a grant. Please specify when booking.

**For financial assistance, please contact Summer Mace, smace@elizabethriver.org to discuss pricing options.

 

Logistics:  Best suited for 5+. Must have a minimum of 8, and a maximum of 15 students. Students are divided into 3 groups of 5. An adult must host and could be a parent on behalf of a group of parents, teacher, homeschool or scout leader. Requires a large driveway or parking lot to set up in. 

COVID Restrictions: Appropriate face coverings must be worn by all participants-- free river critter face masks for students! Signed COVID waiver prior to program.

Date & Time:  Spring 2022 season is April 1st-June 10th. 1-hour program with flexible times. Typically between the hours of 9:00AM-4:00PM.

                  

Register: Contact Summer Mace, smace@elizabethriver.orgPlease include three preferred dates and times, # of students, grade level/ age, and field trip address when booking.

Interested in bringing the Barge on Wheels to your special event?

This could be a local festival, information event or school fair. Starting rate of $250/$150 depending on membership. Price will increase depending on hours requested. Please email Summer Mace, smace@elizabethriver.org, for more information.

 

NEW TEACHER TRAINING: Go to Teacher Page by clicking tab above to view new self-paced virtual Project Blue Crab Teacher Training. 

BARGE ON WHEELS
Now Scheduling Spring 2022!

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