10 Years: Canal Classroooms

Canal Classrooms is an education program managed by the C&O Canal National Historical Park and supported by funding from the C&O Canal Trust. Students in grades k-12 enjoy a day in the Park while participating in a STEAM-based curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) taught by the Canal Classrooms Corps, a cadre of retired teachers.

$189,000 donated over four years to the Canal Classrooms program

cana;-classrooms-checkAs a major funder of Canal Classrooms, the C&O Canal Trust has been an integral partner with the Park in improving, expanding, and continuing to fundraise for this very significant program. Canal Classrooms is making important community connections and fostering the next generation of park stewards as it makes its imprint in the Park at Cumberland, Williamsport, and Great Falls. Plans are underway to expand the program to Georgetown with a special focus on increasing participation with schools in Washington, D.C.

Approximately 35,000 school children have been served by Canal Classrooms programming

hollie-lockSince 2013, approximately 35,000 students have participated in Canal Classrooms, including many who are economically disadvantaged and attend Title I schools.