Philadelphia School District Gets Hands-On Boating Lesson
Children in a Philadelphia school district are getting a hands-on boating lesson this year. Dozens of students hit the Schuylkill River on eleven-passenger canoes for an up-close environmental lesson.
Quinn Pinaire works for “Wilderness Inquiry,” a program that works to bring wilderness adventures and learning experiences to people all over the country. He assured the children that being on the water is more fun, and safer than it looks.
The Wilderness Inquiry team taught the school children about clean drinking water, the water cycle and animal welfare.
Twelve-year-old Danasia of Girard College explained the water cycle.
“It goes from the clouds and gets evaporated back into the clouds and it rains back down,” she explained.
After the trip onto the water was finished, the students knew more about their local environment, and felt safer riding on a canoe and being on the water.