Family and Homeschool

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. Space is limited for in-person programs.

Educational EcoCruise

Join a St. Johns Riverkeeper Educator on the third Wednesday of each month on board the St. Johns River Taxi! We offer a 50-minute educational boat trip each month.

Learn about your St. Johns River and ways you can help protect it.  Trips depart from Friendship Fountain Park.

Please note: boat trip direction (departure dependent) and hands-on activity are the same month to month, but the river issues discussed change depending on what we see and questions from the group.

  • 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 via email. All purchased tickets will be honored on a future trip as long as there is space available (registration required).
  • The St. Johns River 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

Free for children 2 and under (registration still required)

$7.50/student (ages 3-17)

$12/adult (ages 18+)

Eco Adventures

Join a St. Johns Riverkeeper Educator the first Wednesday of the month along the banks of the St. Johns River or a tributary. While we are outdoors, we will talk about the history, ecology, and issues facing the St. Johns River. Hands-on activities are available and materials will be distributed per-family.

Eco Adventure locations differ each month so be sure to check the address before registering. Space is limited to ensure all participants can hear the presenter and follow CDC guidelines for social distancing. Waiver forms are required to be filled out for all participants. The waiver form link will be sent via email prior to the event and paper copies will be available on site.

Suggested Donation

Free for children 2 and under (registration still required)

$5/student (ages 3-17)

$10/adult (ages 18+)

Eco Adventure

Participant Feedback

Bartram Ixia Hike – “This was a wonderful, extremely well organized, and very informative program. The living historian brought the ecological significance of the land around the river to life and the hike guide was extremely knowledgeable but great at meeting the group where they were as well. So impressed! Phenomenal program that was both entertaining and educational. We hope you all continue to offer this type of programming and definitely will attend more when our schedule allows it.”

Virtual Outreach

Bring the excitement of studying the St. Johns River to your Homeschool Co-Op through our Virtual Outreach Program. St. Johns Riverkeeper offers a wide range of programs, which last 45 – 90 minutes and can be presented through either workbook or online interactive platforms. Please visit our Virtual Learning page for age appropriate lessons that we can bring to you!

Trash Tag Challenge

If you are feeling cooped up and isolated, take a walk in your neighborhood, breathe in the fresh air, and feel the warm sun. Pick up some trash along the way, be sure to wear gloves! There is no better way to have an immediate and direct positive impact on our St. Johns River than participating in a river clean up. Be sure to check out our Trash Tag Challenge videos for challenge rules. Post and share your photos/video with us by using #SJRKTrashTag.

Want to help cleanup the St. Johns River every month? Join us for our monthly cleanup on McCoys Creek in our River’s Lower Basin led by Rising Tides, St. Johns Riverkeeper’s young professionals group. Visit our events page for more information. Waiver forms required for anyone under the age of 18.

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