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.

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.

Education Programs

Ecology School – Presquile National Wildlife Refuge (Day & Overnight Programming

Watershed Classrooms – (JRA educators visit your classroom)

River Explorations – (Canoe Paddle at Deep Bottom Park)

Visit the Park – (JRA educators will create curriculum for your student at local park)

JRA will work with you to create a tailored made outdoor curriculum that fits into your lesson plans. JRA is flexible with both start and ending program times.

Ecology School Day Trip Ecology School Overnight Deep Bottom River Exploration
No. of students <30 30-55 <30 <25
Cost $750 $1000 $1500 $450
Duration of programming 4-5 hours 4-5 hours 24 hours 4-5 hours
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

Meet the Richmond Region Education Staff

Charles Johnson

Environmental Educator
Phone: (804) 788-8811, ext 220
Email: johnson@jrava.org

Caleigh Remocaldo

Environmental Educator
Phone: (804) 788-8811, ext 207
Email: cremocaldo@jrava.org

Meighan Wisswell

Environmental Educator
Email: misswell@jrava.org