Education

We welcome your students to engage in unique, interactive learning experiences with Rivers of Steel.

NEW! Discover our Virtual Education Programs for use at home and in the classroom.

Hands-on Programs

Rivers of Steel Education offers unique, inquiry-based opportunities for students to discover how southwestern Pennsylvania’s natural resources have shaped our industrial past and cultural heritage—and how our environment today impacts our region’s future.

Blending history with hands-on STEM exploration, Rivers of Steel’s education programs guide students in understanding the complex nature that industry, innovation, environment, and economics play in defining our region’s assets and opportunities.  Additional workshops focus on building critical thinking skills through the use of primary resources and abstract thinking through creative contextualization.

Virtual Education Programs

To help meet the increased need for online learning resources, Rivers of Steel educators have created several digital offerings that are useful for virtual, in-person, and hybrid classrooms, as well as for homeschool co-ops and at-home enrichment.

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On the Explorer Riverboat

Embark on an educational journey aboard our 94-foot green riverboat classroom.

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At the Carrie Blast Furnaces

Discover the history and culture of this National Historic Landmark.

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At the Bost Building & Pump House

Uncover the stories behind primary sources and preserved artifacts!

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Corporate Support

In the fall of 2021, Peoples Gas provided scholarships for 100 students to participate in Environmental Science on the Three Rivers programs.

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