The New River School

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New for 2017:  Children are FREE!

If any preferred dates are sold out, join our Waiting List for any openings that appear!

Come sail with the Susquehanna River School!  These scenic 75-minute cruises offer unparalleled views of the water and Harrisburg’s landmarks.

This unique floating classroom teaches students of all ages about the history and natural wonders of the Susquehanna River and Harrisburg.  Instructors utilize hands-on activities, lectures, games, and more to teach about the importance of our river and the ways we can continue to take care of it.

The River School has been sailing for 19 years now, and students have raved about its unique approach to education.
River School classes are scheduled each Saturday morning during the summer at 10:00am.

 

June 10 – The Science and Geology of the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The length, size, and importance of the Susquehanna River, the formation of rivers, and the formation of mountains.

June 17 – Mankind and the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The Susquehannock Indians, simple machines, and the Industrial Revolution’s impact on the river.

June 24 – Plants, Insects, and Animals… oh my!

Topics covered:  Exploring the Susquehanna biome and the creatures that call it home.

July 1 – Protecting the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  What and how pollutants affect the river, and how humans can work together to preserve the Susquehanna for future generations.

July 8 – The Science and Geology of the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The length, size, and importance of the Susquehanna River, the formation of rivers, and the formation of mountains.

July 15 – Mankind and the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The Susquehannock Indians, simple machines, and the Industrial Revolution’s impact on the river.

July 22 – Plants, Insects, and Animals… oh my!

Topics covered:  Exploring the Susquehanna biome and the creatures that call it home.

July 29 – Protecting the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  What and how pollutants affect the river, and how humans can work together to preserve the Susquehanna for future generations.

August 5 – The Science and Geology of the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The length, size, and importance of the Susquehanna River, the formation of rivers, and the formation of mountains.

August 12 – Mankind and the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The Susquehannock Indians, simple machines, and the Industrial Revolution’s impact on the river.

August 19 – Plants, Insects, and Animals… oh my!

Topics covered:  Exploring the Susquehanna biome and the creatures that call it home.

August 26 – Protecting the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  What and how pollutants affect the river, and how humans can work together to preserve the Susquehanna for future generations.

 

School groups may be able to charter the River School for private lessons any day of the week.  Additional charges may apply for private events.  Contact info@harrisburgriverboat.com or (717) 234-6500 to inquire!