RiverQuest Outing

On-board the Explorer: It's Alive! Eco-adventure

On Friday, May 16th students in Grades 4th-12th are invited to attend a RiverQuest fieldtrip.

Students will enjoy a 90 minute program on-board the Explorer! This outing will take place rain or shine:).


Friday, May 16th, 1:30-4pm

RiverQuest, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Pittsburgh, PA

Important Payment Information:

  • The cost of this outing is $15.00 per student.
  • Payment is due ahead for this outing by May 12th. Please mail your check or money order made payable to "Amy Markle" and mail to Amy Markle, 121 McColly Street, Ligonier, 15658. I will then make one group payment for us in advance.
  • Please note: This outing is for students/siblings only (Grades 4th and up). Parents will need to bring their students and sign students in and out, however, parents will not be participating on board (unless there are special circumstances). We will have PA Virtual staff to chaperone. This is at the request of RiverQuest.
Click here for the link to RSVP

RSVP and Payment is due ahead of time by May 5th.

Click here for the permission form and medical waiver

Please mail this along with payment or bring the completed form with you to the outing. This is required for your student to participate. Thanks!


  • 1:30 pm-Arrival Time-Sign In/Name Tags-(Please be prompt)
  • 2:00 pm-Field trip begins
  • 4:00 pm-Dismissal-More Information regarding drop-off, pick-up, and parking will be provided.

You may add 90 minutes of Science to the OLS for this outing.

Learning Objectives:

RiverQuest is a non-profit educational organization that operates a river learning center for students, teachers and the community of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Voyager, Inc. was founded in 1991 by a group of parents who wanted use Pittsburgh's rivers as an experiential classroom to get children excited about science, mathematics and learning. The agency began working with students in 1995, and in 2006 began working under the name RiverQuest.

  • Students will engage in hands-on science learning experiences that develop critical thinking skills and promote awareness of our river ecosystems while exploring Pittsburgh's Three Rivers. The rivers themselves are at the center of RiverQuest's education program. A custom-constructed state-of-the art green educational vessel, Explorer, arrived in Pittsburgh in late 2008 and began full service in 2009. Click here to learn more about the history of the RiverQuest fleet.