River Research, Education and Adventure Charters
River REACH stands for River Research, Education, and Adventure CHarters. The River REACH program connects students to the Ohio River through hands-on, voyages of discovery aboard Queen City Riverboats!While on-board, students test water quality using the same methods and equipment as scientists who monitor and protect our river. They also see firsthand how they depend on the river while discovering beauty and wildlife that surrounds them in the most unexpected places! The overall experience gives students a sense of place in their watershed and an understanding of the challenges that need to be addressed in protecting a resource that literally runs through the lives of millions of people.The River REACH program engages students in applied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines through hands-on water quality monitoring, habitat assessments, and studies of aquatic organisms, including fish and macroinvertebrates, that are used to study the health of the river system.There are two River REACH programs available for students in grades 4-12. The curricula for these programs have been developed by scientists and educators from local agencies, schools, and universities to meet science standards in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. The high school component of this curriculum was awarded "Outstanding Project" by the Ohio EPA! FORE has delivered special River REACH programs to numerous after school clubs, summer school programs, summer camps and community organizations! We are happy to work with you to develop a floating classroom trip that meets your program, budgetary and scheduling needs, and most importantly, a trip that your participants will never forget!