Take Your Students Aboard the Explorer
for our Educational
RiverClassroom Program!

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What is RiverClassroom?

RiverClassroom programs are a hands-on outdoor environmental educational experience developed by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, and now led by Mystic Aquarium educators and scientists. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about the natural, cultural, and historical aspects of the Blackstone River Valley. In addition, programs can be specialized according to teacher’s requests and grade level needs. This very popular program takes place onboard the Coast Guard certified Explorer riverboat and gets students engaged with the surroundings that many have yet to discover.

RiverClassroom’s goals are to help students identify the Blackstone River as a unique historical and natural resource, understand the impact of human action on rivers and waterways, gain an increased awareness and appreciation of river ecology, be able to recognize the value of the Blackstone River as a natural resource, and become stewards for the preservation of the surrounding environment. RiverClassroom programs meet most curriculum standards and can focus on Heritage Studies, River Science Investigation (RSI), and/or Eco-Discovery.

Reservations for the popular RiverClassroom education programs
are now being accepted.

Contact Marina Flannery at 401-724-2200
or by email

For more information about chartering the Explorer for special events and private parties…visit our Charters page

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is a member of the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association