Floating James River classroom stops in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Students from the first ever floating classroom on the James River made a pit stop Wednesday as they pass through Richmond.

NBC12 first told you about the trip earlier this summer as 12 students, four teachers and two James River guides are on a 28-day, 340-mile journey by canoe down the James.

They started near Covington and stopped for lunch at Dominion headquarters Wednesday. Dominion donated $50,000 to make the journey possible.

"It's a great group of people we couldn't have asked for better relationships. But also learning together about this river and being together on the river, is really good experience," said student, Caliegh Remocald.

The students are learning about preservation, tourism, even biology. They have nine more days to go and wrap up their journey once they reach the Chesapeake Bay.

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