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Who Works the Rivers in Pittsburgh & Point Pleasant

This week welcomes two separate Who Works the Rivers events in different cities.  On April 20th, RiverWorks Discovery heads to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Students will board the Gateway Clipper Fleet and interact with professionals in the maritime industry.   Click Here for Presenters at Pittsburgh The following day, Friday, April 21, another Who Works the Rivers event takes place in Point Pleasant, WV. Students will stop by the Point Pleasant River Museum. They will learn about va... Read More
Posted by Hope Sears at Monday, April 17, 2023

Who Works the Rivers Port of South Louisiana Coming March 14 & 23

The Port of South Louisiana will host not one, but two Who Works the Rivers events on March 14th and March 23rd.  Some of the favorites are back, students will have a chance to up their selfie game with the imaging station, throw a line, and even learn how food ends at their plate with a tour of Cargill.  Once again students will receive opportunities to talk with mariners and other careers along the river. Educators and presenters encourage students to engage in activities as they ... Read More
Posted by Hope Sears at Friday, March 10, 2023

Junior Achievement Award Career Exploration

Thousands of students explored careers in New Orleans on Tuesday. About 3,300 students! The annual YouthForce NOLA + Junior Achievement Career Expo welcomed groups in the maritime industry to share careers.  RiverWorks Discovery took part and helped to gather industry partners to create a collaborated effort in drawing attention and interest to the maritime industry.  Students could throw down with the Maritime Throwdown, look at firefighting jobs along the river, and learn from mar... Read More
Posted by Hope Sears at Friday, March 10, 2023

Waterways Journal Covers the History of RiverWorks Discovery

RiverWorks Discovery Executive Director, Errin Howard spoke with the Waterways Journal about her time at the helm of RiverWorks Discovery and the organization's history. Howard is a fixture at RWD, but the program started just before her in 2004 as an outreach of AEP. Howard joined the program in 2006. Now, it is part of the National Rivers Hall of Fame at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Read how RiverWorks expanded from local outreach to holding events across the country!... Read More
Posted by Hope Sears at Thursday, February 23, 2023

Who Works the Rivers Vicksburg 2023

On February 10th, RiverWorks Discovery hosted its first "Who Works the Rivers" of 2023 in Vicksburg, MS. From deckhands to welders, high schoolers expressed interest in the careers the river offers.Learn More About Our Presenters: Click HereStudents had fun throwing out lines and exploring the three locations they visited: The Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum, a tour of Ergon Marine's Grocery & Parts Warehouse, and Hinds Community College. At the museum, they climbed aboard an o... Read More
Posted by Hope Sears at Thursday, February 16, 2023

Who Works the Rivers Vicksburg 2022

It's Throwback Thursday! Since we are less than 2 weeks away from our "Who Works the Rivers" event in Vicksburg, MS, we'll share some of the fun from last year. Learn About Our Presenters: Click Here Students took time to learn about what different careers look like as well as learn about the river itself. See more on our social media:    And this year, we are adding new presenters!   Read More
Posted by Hope Sears at Thursday, February 2, 2023