Environmental Encounter

Take samples ashore and afloat on the Alliance.

Take samples ashore and afloat on the Alliance.

 Join our Museum Staff  and the Crew of the Schooner Alliance as we experience life aboard ships and explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay.  Students will learn how to gather and analyze samples to research water quality, environmental conditions, and biodiversity on the pier of the Watermen’s museum.  They will then repeat these tests aboard the Schooner as they sail on the York river.  Students will develop and test their hypothesis and chart the gathered data.


Grade level: 4-12

Program Location:  Watermen’s Museum

Program Length: 4 hours

Program Cost: $29 per child. ($25 per adult that goes with the children on the Schooner – museum doesn’t charge for parents or teachers)

To schedule a program tour at the museum or to receive more information, please call (757) 887-2641 or email “admin @watermens.org” (please remove space from address and copy to your email “TO” section.