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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.

On April 3rd, 2018, Elizabeth River Project opened 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, including homeschools, 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 Restoration for Resilience; Service Learning at Paradise Creek Nature Park

Elizabeth River Project is  proud to present our new program, Restoration for Resilience, Service Learning at Paradise Creek Nature Park! This program is designed for grades 3-University, with a focus this year on University and Homeschool students.  The program provides hands-on, multi-disciplinary experience and adapts to Virginia SOLs at each level, in addition to specific curriculum needs and park restoration priorities.  Students will engage in meaningful service learning activities in support of community resilience. Activities include soil analysis, invasive plant removal, native plantings (including edible plants to benefit the local community!), and an investigation on resiliency through the unique lens of birds. Special thanks to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Grants for making this new program possible!

Calling Middle and High Schools!

Special thanks to NOAA Environmental Literacy for making possible an exciting program to introduce middle and high schools students to local sea-level rise and our changing climate.

Elizabeth River Project has funds for bus transportation and field trips for middle and high schools in the watershed. Call us today to find out if you quality and schedule your trip: Mindy Carbonneau: 757-392-7132 ext. 218

Schedule Your Field Trip Today

Contact Elizabeth River Project's Curriculum Coordnator, Mindy Carbonneau to schedule the right field trip for your school or youth group. We may have scholarships and bus funds to help! mcarbonneau@elizabethriver.org, 757-392-7132 etx. 218