The New River School

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New for 2019:  Children are FREE!

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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 21 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.

Tickets: $15 for adults, FREE for children 12 and under

June 1:  The Science and Geology of the Susquehanna

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

June 8:  Mankind and the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The Susquehannock Indians, pre-Columbian life along the river, simple machines, and the Industrial Revolution.

June 15:  Plants, Animals, Insects—oh my!

Topics covered:  The ecology of wetlands; popular creatures of the river area; logging, fishing, and fur trapping; the lifecycle of aquatic invertebrates, and protection of native species.

June 22:  Protecting the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The importance of the Susquehanna River to humans and animals, sources of pollution, protection of the Susquehanna River Basin and the Chesapeake Bay, and ways that we can improve and protect the Susquehanna River for generations to come.

June 29:  The Science and Geology of the Susquehanna

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

July 6:  Mankind and the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The Susquehannock Indians, pre-Columbian life along the river, simple machines, and the Industrial Revolution.

July 13:  Plants, Animals, Insects—oh my!

Topics covered:  The ecology of wetlands; popular creatures of the river area; logging, fishing, and fur trapping; the lifecycle of aquatic invertebrates, and protection of native species.

July 20:  Protecting the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The importance of the Susquehanna River to humans and animals, sources of pollution, protection of the Susquehanna River Basin and the Chesapeake Bay, and ways that we can improve and protect the Susquehanna River for generations to come.

July 27:  The Science and Geology of the Susquehanna

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

August 3:  Mankind and the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The Susquehannock Indians, pre-Columbian life along the river, simple machines, and the Industrial Revolution.

August 10:  Plants, Animals, Insects—oh my!

Topics covered:  The ecology of wetlands; popular creatures of the river area; logging, fishing, and fur trapping; the lifecycle of aquatic invertebrates, and protection of native species.

August 17:  Protecting the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The importance of the Susquehanna River to humans and animals, sources of pollution, protection of the Susquehanna River Basin and the Chesapeake Bay, and ways that we can improve and protect the Susquehanna River for generations to come.

August 24:   The Science and Geology of the Susquehanna

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

August 31:  Mankind and the Susquehanna River

Topics covered:  The Susquehannock Indians, pre-Columbian life along the river, simple machines, and the Industrial Revolution.

September 7:  Music Along the Susquehanna

Topics covered:  Special instructor Adam Klein helps students of all ages gain an appreciation for the music that has heard along the river banks with a historical and auditory look at river music, instruments, and the people that made them.

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!