Richmond Area James River Education Program
Give your students a meaningful experience on the James
Our Richmond educational programs connect youth with river-based learning experiences that inspire confidence, ecological understanding, nature appreciation, and conservation action. The James River Association provides interdisciplinary learning experiences that are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Activities are field-based and use the context of the James River to bring complex concepts to life.
Our Richmond Area Education Programs
James River Ecology School
Presquile National Wildlife Refuge Day & Overnight Programming
Our educators will bring lesson plans into your classroom
Canoe Paddle at Deep Bottom Park in Henrico County, VA
Visit the Park
Our educators will create curriculum for students at your local park
Education Program Cost Estimates
We engage students through hands-on experience and student-directed investigations enhanced by technology and real-world applications. We are committed to providing a safe place for all students to learn and grow no matter their background experience or knowledge.
We will work with you to create a tailored made outdoor curriculum that fits into your lesson plans. We are also flexible with both start and ending program times.
|Ecology School Day Trip||Ecology School Overnight||Deep Bottom River Exploration||Watershed Classrooms|
|No. of students||<30||30-55||<30||<25||35|
|Duration of programming||4-5 hours||4-5 hours||24 hours||4-5 hours||45 min.|
|Description||Wetland paddle, pontoon boat trip||Wetland paddle, pontoon boat trip||Wetland paddle, overnight stay in bunkhouse||Wetland paddle and water quality at Deep Bottom Park||In-classroom visit from a JRA educator|
If you are committed to providing students with quality field-based learning experiences but are limited by funds, please contact JRA for more information about need-based scholarships for appropriate individuals and schools.