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Student Educational Workshops

Student Educational Workshops


LL&W hosts FREE one-day workshops for students aboard our floating classroom! It’s a memorable trip and is sure to make a difference in the way that our youth think about their use of consumer goods and disposal of trash. Help inspire a new appreciation for our nation’s rivers by registering your class!

What activities does the workshop include?

Our educators offer an experience that involves numerous activities and discussions teaching students the importance of consumer goods disposal and keeping rivers clean. All of our activities are hands-on and appropriate for grades 7-12 and even college.

Students participate in two lab activities of the teacher’s choice, one before lunch and one after lunch.

Click HERE to view the list of LL&W’s hands-on lab activities and choose the two that best fit the needs of your curriculum.

What’s a typical workshop like?

9am: Meet at boat ramp; introductions to staff; safety talk; boat ride to barge
9:20am: Tour of barge; presentation on history of LL&W, its operations and programs and bizarre examples of trash we’ve found over the years
10am: Break; Lab Activity #1
11:30am: Lunch
12:00pm: Lab Activity #2
1:30pm: Wrap-up; teacher evaluations; student surveys
1:45pm: Boat ride back to boat ramp

How many students can I bring on the barge?

Our classroom can accommodate up to 30 students per workshop. All students will be required to fill out a waiver before participating in a workshop. 

We strongly recommend that schools bring one chaperone for every 10 students. Administrators, school security staff, parents, substitutes and other teachers make great choices for chaperones.

Who should I contact regarding student workshops?

Please complete the education notification form, email or call our Education Coordinator, Mike, at 309-236-7034.

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  • Pounds of Trash Removed


  • Volunteers Engaged


  • Students Educated


  • Trees Planted


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  • ACBL
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  • Hydro Flask
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