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Field Trips Relating to Your Home River

More than 6,000 students from area schools have already explored Paradise Creek Nature Park on field trips to learn the ecology of the Elizabeth River as it relates to Virginia Standards of Learning and environmental stewardship.

Coming in 2016-17, Elizabeth River Project will add the Fred W. Beazley River Academy with an enclosed "green" classroom to expand student programs at the nature park even more. Over the next three years, we're also preparing a comprehensive pre-K to college curriculum for the park and our companion education platform, the Learning Barge (currently docked at Grandy Village Learning Center), thanks to Hampton Roads Community Foundation and other funders.

Introducing Sea Level Rise Field Trips for Youth

Big news! Starting this school year, Elizabeth River Project will include Paradise Creek Nature Park to present one of the first education programs on the East Coast to teach youth to adapt to sea level rise.

Student field trips at the park will be integrated with our award-winning Learning Barge, "America's Greenest Vessel," for powerful outdoor explorations that maximize hope in regard to this important and challenging topic.

Calling Norfolk Pre-K Students: Junior Birder Program!

Special thanks to PNC Bank for making possible an exciting program to introduce songbirds to pre-kindergarteners in Norfolk Public Schools.

Elizabeth River Project has funds for bird feeding and bird study in the classroom this fall (2016) and field trips to our park in the spring for pre-kindergarten Norfolk students!   

Schedule Your Field Trip Today

Contact Elizabeth River Project's Urban Park Ranger Sarah Sumoski to schedule the right field trip for your school or youth group. We may have scholarships and bus funds to, 757-399-7487.