Girl Scouts

All in-person educational programming will follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety measures and social distancing. Masks are recommended but not required to be worn by participants when outside and any educational materials will be distributed per family.

Registration is required. Space is limited for in-person programs.

River Explorer – EcoTour Boat Trip

October 23, 2021, 10:00a-10:50a

Become a RIVER EXPLORER. Activate your inner explorer by learning about the St. Johns River Ecosystem on the water! We have partnered with St. Johns River Water Taxi for a 50 minute boat trip. Girl Scouts will study the importance of salinity for the species of plants and animals we find in Jacksonville by measuring the salinity of the River using a refractometer. Discuss river issues and how humans can positively and negatively impact the health of the ecosystem. Space is limited and a second trip will be added if there is a lot of interest.

  • In order to secure spots for a particular time, payment must be made before the day of the program. Once a trip is sold out, no further tickets will be available for purchase.
  • Parent(s) must accompany their child(ren).
  • Refunds or exchanges will not be given to late or no-show groups. Ticket exchange is available up to the discretion of a St. Johns Riverkeeper Educator and boat capacity.
  • Trips will occur rain or shine. If a trip is to be cancelled, we will notify you the day before through email. All purchased tickets will be honored on a future trip as long as there is space available (registration required).
  • The Water Taxi is a U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessel with a licensed captain; it is equipped with Type II lifejackets for the capacity of the vessel. Type III lifejackets are not required to be worn but are available upon request.

 

Suggested Donation

*Cost includes Girl Scout Administrative Fees and Patch

FREE for children 2 and under (registration still required)

$10/student (ages 3-17)

$15/adult (ages 18+)

Introduction to the St. Johns River

Salinity and Refraction

River Friendly Challenge

River Scientist – PADDLE Pottsburg Creek

November 13, 2021, 10:00a-11:30a

Become a RIVER SCIENTIST. Head outside for a PADDLE on Pottsburg Creek. Girl Scouts will learn what watershed is, the importance of tributary health in regards to land development, and test the Creek’s turbidity. Discuss river issues and how humans can positively and negatively impact the health of the ecosystem. You are welcome to use your own kayak or canoe (registration is still required), please be sure to bring an age appropriate PFD for every family member in the boat. Don’t own a kayak but still want to come? NO PROBLEM! All Wet Sports will be available to outfit your on the water experience, please call 904-646-9887. Rental cost is all inclusive (kayak/paddleboard, back rest, pfd), $20 for single kayak, $30 for tandem. Children under the age of 12 need to be in a boat with an adult. Space is limited. Waiver forms required for the event and if you are renting from All Wet Sports.

Scientific Monitoring Data Sheet

Suggested Donation

*Cost includes Girl Scout Administrative Fees and Patch

Free for children 2 and under (registration still required)

$6/student (ages 3-17)

$13/adult (ages 18+)

Registration available soon

Introduction to the St. Johns River

Turbidity

River Friendly Challenge

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER is a privately-funded, independent and trusted voice for the St. Johns River and the public to whom it belongs. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and rely on the support of our members, donors, and volunteers to accomplish our mission. Please consider making a donation to support our educational programming.

Suggested donation, $5 per person