• Coal Cargo Boat in the middle of the Canal being pulled by a mule team on the right hand side.

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

Environmental Education

The National Park Service partners with the Alice Ferguson Foundation and local schools in the Bridging the Watershed environmental education program, which includes field studies for students, institutes and workshops for teachers, and curriculum and lessons. The C&O Canal hosts thousands of school groups each year as they explore the Potomac River and become better stewards of it. Learn how to participate in this hands-on, field-based activity at a site near you by visiting the Bridging the Watershed website.

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