July 12, 2012
Students in Scottsville are learning about conservation and art history Thursday, but they won't be sitting in a typical classroom.
It's day two of an eight day journey on the James River meant to give students a chance to learn in a floating classroom. They left from Lynchburg paddling seven miles down the James to Scottsville where they visited the Scottsville Museum.
The trip will wrap up near Richmond, but right now, students aren't thinking about the end of the journey.
"It just gives us a lot of experience in the outdoors that I don't think most of us get to experience," said Caleb McGowan, Albemarle High School Sophomore.
"It's definitely important to know a lot about the environment you live in just so you can take care of it and so that in the future, you don't leave it a wasteland," said Victoria Stagnaro, Albemarle High School Junior.
Thursday, the students will sail from Scottsville using a new mode of transportation: a batteau.
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