Education is Fun, Naturally (c) Programs

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Rancocas Pathways Guided Kayak Excursions comply w  USCG Regulations 33 CFR 175.15 (PFD’s) / 33 CFR 88.33 (whistles)  / 33 CFR 83.25 (vsls under oars lighting) and 33 CFR  175.110 (visual distress signals) and NJ State Marine Police regulations for boating/kayaking.

RP programs and outreach present a matrix of innovative programs focused on multi-use public access, the Rancocas Creek National Water Trail nomination, safe paddling, healthy living bridges to recreation, maritime cultural heritage, Natural History of the Rancocas Creek tidewaters and issues related to the conservation of Rancocas Creek.

RP views the Creek and its associations as a natural value added asset to examine scientific and educational areas of the tidewaters that is a tool to enhance public programing, outreach and paddling excursions.

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Spring 2018 “Education is Fun, Naturally (c) Hands-On Activities and Programs anchored on 400 Years of the Rancocas Creek Maritime Heritage, Ecology, Conservation, Multi-Use.  Our location or Yours, Pathways Programs Anchor :

-Promoting confidence, leadership, initiative, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit 

–  Teaching an abiding respect for nature, biological diversity and principles of sustainability 

–  Discovering the importance of community by unplugging from the constant distraction of today’s technology

–  Encouraging physical fitness through outdoor recreation, good nutrition and the vital importance of unscripted fun

–  Confirming through the benefits of experiential learning that Education is fun, naturally! (c)

 

Understanding and managing the Rancocas Creek National Water Trail nomination integrates ecosystem based management within the Rancocas Creek’s   maritime cultural landscapes: Moving from theory to practice out-reach programs provide real-life case studies on the water trail nomination and how to predict and avoid pitfalls and embrace difficulties.
School Programs and workshops on the maritime landscape, natural history and conservation are structured to all grades and levels of education
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Interested in a program ? Outreach ? Entertainment ? Speakers, Vibrant attention to your organizations requirements.  Contact the water trail manager.   Rancocas Pathways tailors programs to your specific needs and requirements.  Group paddling, company volunteer days, recreation, paddling.
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Community Outreach

Rancocas Pathways supports local community in many ways. This includes, but is not limited to the following types of activities:

  • Public events
  • Speaker requests
  • Partnering programs and projects
  • Other

To learn more about these activities visit Paddle Down the Rancocas
Tailored to community, group and organization demographics.   Rancocas Pathways Water Trail Manager:  ingvarja@verizon.net  Telephone:  609-876-3086

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Sliding scale fees and donations support program development for community education.

Coalition Building….Sounds easy, Not.  Examples from actual coalitions allow participants to immerse themselves in the spectrum of issues faced in coalitions…both formal and informally.  Adopt a Creek program elements highlights how cultivating partnerships sustain multi-use is crux to advancing a grass-root coalition.
Natural History of the tidewaters is an expansive area of science and education.  The Rancocas Creeks maritime past is the backbone of natural history on along the State Park Blueway.  Workshops, round-table discussions, field work, field trips, paddling excursions are arranged on a case by case basis.  Contact the water trail manager for details.
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Kayak livery and guided kayak excursions for private tours and for small groups.  This close intimacy w/ the Creek allows participants to poke around the creek.  Paddle into the backwaters, skim across the State Natural Area channels, glide past the Rancocas Nature Center and Burlington County Parks Longbridge Creekfronts, Experience a new dimension to exploring the Rancocas Creek Blueway and State Park Bluetrail.   Contact the water trail manager for details.  Livery fee’s are arranged on a sliding scale.   RP encourages volunteers bartering services for paddling time.   Don’t have a yak, not an issue, contact the water trail manager.

Activity Incubators.

Looking to enhance the scope and spectrum of a field trip, program activity or excursion.

Contact RP for details on how activity incubators facilitate outreach and involvement from community’s and support stakeholders.

Designated Non-Profit Managers of the Rancocas Creek National Water Trail Initiative

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