Partners & sponsors
Major support comes from two programs of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Hoosier Riverwatch and Project Wet. Both contribute greatly to event and curriculum planning, and also provide instructors and other volunteers.
Key staff and planning support also comes from the Marion County Office of Purdue University Cooperative Extension Services, including river guides and instructors.
From the early days of River School, Williams Creek Consulting has provided helmspeople and expertise, particularly in environmental preservation and water quality.
With its wooded setting, riverside location and multipurpose Nature Center, Holliday Park is perfect for the on-land portion of a River School trek. Indy Parks and Recreation officials generously donate use of the facility and its support staff.
More instructors and guides join us from the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, which also lends technical expertise and resources for our segments on combined sewer overflows and wastewater treatment.
River School treks begin on the inspiring grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center, which also allows us use of restrooms and power for inflating rafts. We launch from the public site maintained by IAC next to the Monon Trail.
At the end of our floats, we take out at the public access site created by the Town of Rocky Ripple, then use its Town Hall facility for student final exams. Students also board buses there for the return to school, while staff uses the parking lot and electrical power to deflate, clean and load rafts.
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