River Ecology Adventure at The Point

May 4 at 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Rivers of Steel and Point State Park (DCNR) are teaming up for the STEM-Based Homeschool Student Day.

River Ecology Adventure at The Point
Friday, May 4, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Grades 4-7
Cost:  $25/student
Bring a lunch and dress for the weather

Catch a ride with the Rivers of Steel Explorer to Point State Park to learn more from park naturalists about bioswales and  the native plants that help the bioswale in Point State Park do its job.  Learn how to identify the daily bird visitors to the park and the rivers.  Then join Rivers of Steel science educators to test the water chemistry of the rivers and hop back onboard Explorer to collect plankton and macroinvertebrates and examine living indicators of water quality.  Students will construct a hypothesis about the health of Pittsburgh's rivers and test their theory by applying scientific principles.  

Explorer is located behind Carnegie Science Center (adjacent to the submarine).  Parents/Guardians may utilize the Carnegie Science Center parking lot for drop-off and pick-up of students and will be asked to sign their child(ren) in and out of the program with a Rivers of Steel staff member at the boat dock.  All students must have a signed permission waiver to attend this program.  Click here to download waiver.

Register at Showclix:  https://www.showclix.com/event/river-ecology-adventure-at-the-point

Registration deadline: April 20, 2018

All registration fees must be paid in advance

Program may be cancelled or rescheduled if river or mechanical conditions do not permit the boat to sail.  Full refunds will be given in the event of a river-related or mechanical cancellation.  All other tickets are nonrefundable.  

Rivers of Steel is not affiliated with Carnegie Science Center, but they graciously allow our visitors to utilize their parking lot.  Please consider visiting their facility while you wait for your child(ren).

Questions or to register by phone:  412-464-4020 ext. 45 or email Education@riversofsteel.com


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