Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region has been providing children and youth with unique hands-on, interdisciplinary environmental education programs aboard historic ships and on land since 2001. During our programs, students are transformed into marine biologists, captains, and scientists while onboard historic Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat, Mildred Belle. Our interdisciplinary program emphasizes applied learning in the environment, science, math, language arts, and history. Key objectives are leadership and teamwork as everyone works together to raise and lower sails, trawl for marine life, conduct scientific experiments, and explore the commerce, natural resources, and ecosystems of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers.
Our experiential learning stations include water quality testing, studying plankton under video microscopes, oyster dissection and population discussion, trawling and identifying marine life, learning navigation and a buoyancy challenge.
To book a trip for your school, Scout, community group, or just a group of friends and family members please contact:
202-488-0627 ext. 243
Remember we offer full day, weekend, overnight and multi-day programs!!
Questions about booking or planning for an upcoming trip? Download our FAQ Here.
The number of students served with hands-on STEM education and maritime history in 2018.
The average number of Shipboard trips on the Anacostia each year.
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