Virtual Education Programs

Enjoy Rivers of Steel Student Programs at home or in your virtual classrooms!

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.

While the resources are free for you to use, we do wish to provide feedback to the foundations supporting our distance learning program. By completing the following form, you help us to continue our mission to provide unique, inquiry-based opportunities for students!

Programs will be added and updated throughout this unique school year. Contact for information on scheduling a virtual visit from one of our educators via Zoom or Google Meet. (In-person field trips are still available at the Carrie Blast Furnaces.)

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Carrie in Context, Biometals, & Graffiti Arts

Rivers of Steel Virtual Arts Education program span a range of topics, from Environmental Science and Metal Arts to postindustrial history and creative expression. Explore theses topics for yourself and your classroom, using virtual resources, including Google Slides lessons, video tutorials, and classroom worksheets.

Virtual Arts Programs
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Steelworkers Oral Histories, Steelworkers Trunk, Machine Shop Tour / Guide, & Pittsburgh Steel History

As the region’s repository for all things related to the steel industry, Rivers of Steel has a wealth of resources for understanding the history and culture of southwestern Pennsylvania’s industrial past. These virtual lessons include documented oral histories, touchable objects, video tours, contextual slide decks.

Virtual Heritage Programs
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Environmental Education & STEM

Watersheds, Plankton, Macroinvertebrates, River Food Web, River Birds, & the Explorer’s Engine Room

Rivers of Steels environmental science and STEM education programs examine the health of the region’s waterways through the lens of recovery from its industrial past. By gaining an understanding watersheds and indicator species, students discover a broader understanding of the natural world around us, including the positive and negatives ways humans affect it.

Virtual STEM Programs

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