The Choptank River Heritage Center provides learning opportunities for youth and adults of the Eastern Shore.
The Center’s educational programs encourage skills development, respect for others, and stewardship of the environment.
Over the past several years, the Center has sponsored environmental classes and activities for primary and
secondary school children at our Joppa Wharf location in West Denton, Maryland.
Students in the primary grades have taken part in the Choptank Heritage Festival and Day of Intrigue -
programs that emphasized natural history and environmental stewardship.
Secondary school students have taken part in skiffbuilding workshops and historic skipjack preservation projects. These activities related to historic preservation, environmental stewardship, and
heritage water trails development. They provide many opportunities for students to serve the community and have fun while they learn.
Skipjack preservation activities at the Center accomplish two goals: They maintain the skipjack F.C. Lewis Jr. an an onshore exhibit, and they are preparing the skipjack Flora Price to serve as a floating classroom.
Besides historic presevation activities, the Center has developed lesson plans
suitable for Maryland State Service Learning requirements for students in grades 6 through 10.
We invite educators and parents to contact us to arrange educational activities at our Joppa Wharf center or other locations in the upper Choptank River
region of the Eastern Shore.