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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 2017-18, 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 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: Ranger Sarah: 757-399-7487 ext. 214

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 helpssumoski@elizabethriver.org, 757-399-7487.