Due to lingering restrictions tied to the coronavirus situation, the Hiawatha Paddleboat is unable to run cruises during the month of June. The change has bumped two Floating Classroom sessions from June until later in the summer.
The class "History Aboard the Hiawatha," originally slated for June 16, will now run on Tuesday, August 11, from 10-11 a.m. The cruise will still feature educator and musician Van Wagner along with Susquehanna Jack, a frontier ruffian played by historian John Moore.
The session "Waterfowl of the Watershed," scheduled originally for June 28, will occur on Tuesday, September 1, from 10-11 a.m. Avid waterfowler and John Maxwell leadership speaker Caz Russell will be among the presenters.
Other sessions still scheduled for their original dates include a class showcasing safety tips along waterways on July 28, a look at the various fish species (and various issues they face) on August 18 and a special presentation by falconer Mike Dupuy about the various raptors found along the river.
The Floating Classroom series is conducted by the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association as a way to help engage and educate families throughout the watershed about our river-based resources and the challenges they face.
Seating on each cruise is limited. For more information about each session and an opportunity to pre-register for sessions, click here.
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.