What is SPLASH?
The mission of SPLASH Classroom is to educate and inspire through accessible aquatic-based experiential learning and citizen science on the Delaware River and its shores.
How SPLASH got its name:
SPLASH stands for: Student Participation in Learning Aquatic Science & History
For over ten years, the SPLASH Floating Classroom has delighted school and adult groups with 2 hour educational sails on the beautiful Delaware River in Lambertville, NJ, as well as classes on-land at the boat launch.
Younger students learn in a “hands-on” way about our watershed and ways to protect it; the importance of “river critters” (macroinvertebrates); the chemistry of the river and the balance needed to sustain life; the environmental history of the Delaware River through the local hero the American Shad.
Each class is a great opportunity to see wildlife - perhaps a bald eagle, cormorants, water snakes, or blue herons. nd, from the river, the history of our unique region comes alive – a crossing spot of the Continental Army, the homes and subjects of the New Hope Impressionists, the Bucks County Playhouse, a real shad fishery, the canals and the crossing point for canal boats, and much more.