The Elizabeth River Project's Dominion Viriginia Power Learning Barge

The Elizabeth River Project

The coastal city of Norfolk, Virginia, joined the Rockefeller Foundation and HUD to prepare adults for the second highest sea level rise in the country, but no one was focusing on preparing the children who will inherit the greatest impacts. As a model for the nation, the non-profit Elizabeth River Project's Learning Barge, America's Greenest Vessel, took the lead to annually prepare 7,000, K-12 students for the rising tide. Powered by wind and sun, the barge engages youth as junior scientists and engineers to be innovative through a hands-on GreenSTEM program that will result in the first Youth Resilience Strategy.