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The goal of a Floating Classroom Program is to educate and motivate our youth to become more responsible stewards of our state's water resources, not only by experiencing estuarine water quality research firsthand, but also by learning about the policy issues that affect estuarine health, and by understanding how each person can contribute to protection of our state's public trust aquatic resources.
Yadkin Riverkeeper® is seeking partners to develop a floating classroom program modeled after the successful NC State program designed jointly by the NC State University Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology (CAAE) and the Neuse River Foundation (NRF). This program offers hands-on experiences for young people (secondary and high school age) and their teachers by exposing them to the factors that influence estuarine water quality and aquatic communities, and by demonstrating the various tools used to identify, characterize and manage our state's water resources. 
Donate Now to support a floating classroom We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon,
that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields,
and we ask that they teach us, and show us the way.
-- American Indian, excerpt from the Chinook Blessing Litany
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