Environmental & Education River Trips and Field Studies

New for 2011, EYC is pleased to provide groups with a unique learning opportunity to  explore the numerous aspects and features of the river Thames and its surroundings.  Students from primary school age to SATs, GCSE and A Level will benefit from this hands-on learning experience by taking part in an environmental river trip.

Using our fleet of motor boats, groups can experience the themes and features of the river Thames and the associated activities that are made possible by its location and existence.

All river trips are fully risked assessed and operated by RYA qualified helms.  Outlined below is a few examples of areas that can be explored for school groups looking to take up a field trip with a difference!

Environmental / Education River Trips and Field Studies

Transport Networks:                                        Industries and Services

QEII / Dartford Crossing                                    Little Brook Power Station

Thames Clippers Water Taxi                             Tilbury Docks

Cobelfret Ferries                                                 Erith RoRo Jerry

The Woolwich Ferry                                          Tilda Rice, Tate & Lyle and London

Cantainer / cargo ships                                     Aggregates

Environment:                                                    Man’s influence:

Erith Marshes and salting                                  Thames Barrier

Dartford and Barking Creek                              Thames Sea Wall

Essex Waste / Landfill                                       Destruction of river vegetation

Commentary and detailed information can be provided by the boat helms or can be a teacher lead session

New for 2011, EYC is pleased to provide groups with a unique learning opportunity to  explore the numerous aspects and features of the river Thames and its surroundings.  Students from primary school age to SATs, GCSE and A Level will benefit from this hands-on learning experience by taking part in an environmental river trip.

Using our fleet of motor boats, groups can experience the themes and features of the river Thames and the associated activities that are made possible by its location and existence.

All river trips are fully risked assessed and operated by RYA qualified helms.  Outlined below is a few examples of areas that can be explored for school groups looking to take up a field trip with a difference!

Session Information:

Water-based river sessions are set out over two-hours with all waterproof equipment and buoyancy aids provided.  Sessions are available on request between Monday and Friday.

Groups may also wish to take advantage of our modern land-based training rooms, with river-side location and views.  Fully interactive multimedia boards and accommodation for 30 students is available. 

River-side picnic areas are available for groups to enjoy their lunch on site or whilst out on the water.

Session Costs:

River Trip Only—£10 per student

River Trip with Training Rooms—£12.50 per student

   
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