River Quest Field School

This guided ecology tour of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed on the Shenandoah & Potomac Rivers is ideal for schools & private groups.

Study the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

River Ecology Tour for School Groups, Youth Groups, and Environmental Groups

“We all live downstream…”

This seven-mile canoe trip near beautiful and historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia will study the health of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, major tributaries on the watershed system for the Chesapeake Bay. Program includes:

  • Macro-invertebrate study
  • Water testing
  • Riverside search for river reptilian dwellers.
  • Customizable lesson-plans provided
  • Land-based program available
  • Certified instructors and river guides included in the price
  • Adaptable for all ages

The health of the Chesapeake Bay is dependent upon the actions of every citizen in the watershed. Join us in our efforts to educate the generations through this enlightening Chesapeake Bay watershed experience.

Special pricing and informational presentations available for schools! Contact our Group Sales Representative: (301) 834-9950 / sales@rivertrail.com

Trip Info

Trip details

  • $50/person
  • Group Rates available
  • Suggested Minimum Age: 12
  • Inquire with our Group Sales Representative about younger participants.

Add 5% amusement fee (for the Potomac River in Maryland) + $2.50 user fee/person to per person price.  A tax exempt number is needed to be tax exempt from the 6% sales tax when running the Shenandoah River in West Virginia.

RIVER & TRAIL RECOMMENDS that you pack a lunch to eat along the river and at least 32 ounces of water.

  • Available April – October for groups of 15 or more
  • Trip Duration: 4-5 hours  Recommended 10am start time.

River Quest Field School Reservations


  • Call 301-834-9950 or contact us at sales@rivertrail.com today for reservations, questions, or to possibly connect you with grant funding opportunities.
  • Spaces fill fast!
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