Education Programs

Our education programs are designed to connect students and educators to the magnificent St. Johns River and inspire the next generation of life-long river advocates.

Family Cruises, Hikes and More

Experience the wonders of the St. Johns River as a family! Learn about history, ecology, and current river issues through boat trips, guided hikes, paddles, and bike rides along the banks of the St. Johns River or a tributary. All ages and grade levels welcome!

Learn more about opportunities for your family to explore the St. Johns River watershed.

Field Trips

St. Johns Riverkeeper offers river science experiential learning opportunities on the water. Riverkeeper utilizes the river as a resource for furthering student understanding of the science of our river dynamics as well as an opportunity to explore the interconnectedness of our economy, community, and river health. Join us for hikes, paddles, boat trips, and hands-on learning on the St. Johns River.

Learn more about field trip programs.

Virtual Learning

Bring the St. Johns River into your classroom through our virtual learning programs. Programs and hands-on activities are designed to introduce the River and key scientific concepts to support your in-classroom lessons. All materials are provided to you by St. Johns Riverkeeper, and each program has associated videos to round out your students’ learning experience!

Learn more about virtual learning opportunities.


St. Johns Riverkeeper’s professional development programs provide opportunities for teachers to improve core content knowledge, refine pedagogy, and earn required CPD (certified professional development) credits. Participants are generally recruited from existing partner schools, however any teacher can participate.

Discover how you can learn about the St. Johns River and include it in your curriculum this year!

K-12 Classroom Programs

St. Johns Riverkeeper regularly works with schools and school systems to develop in-depth citizen science programs that allow students to participate in short-term and long-term ecological studies and water quality investigation, producing tangible data. Our classroom programs help students understand how watersheds function, how human activity impacts downstream water quality, and how communities can improve both their local tributaries and the St. Johns River.

Learn more about our K-12 classroom programs.


Activate your students to advocate for and engage in the St. Johns River. Find suggested resources to enhance your classroom learning experience through books, podcasts and webcasts, and documentaries all focused on the St. Johns River and connecting global issues to local impacts. Activities, materials, and videos meet Common Core Standards for science and can be easily integrated into the classroom setting.

View supplemental classroom resources.

Questions? Please Contact:

Jamie De Nisco, Education Director

(904) 256-7908