River Expedition

River Expedition

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Cory

Travel the Ohio River and explore the natural history of life along its banks!  Kentucky has more miles of rivers than any other state but Alaska.  Eastern Kentucky’s shoreline is part of the Port of Huntington Tri-State which hauls the tonnage that impacts the economics of our region.  Designed for ages 5-11, River Expedition teaches about the region’s rivers.  Visitors can become a pilot for Little Joe, the actual top of a towboat.   They’ll discover the type of construction that makes the sturdiest bridges and what types are built over the Ohio.  They’ll work a locks ’n’ dams table and find out why they are important to river navigation.   Visitors can also pitch a tent and catch a fish to cook over a fire pit. Visitors both young and old will learn about taking care of rivers so people and fish can survive in a cleaner environment.  Sponsored by:  Duke Energy, Wal-Mart, Sunoco, The Putnam Agency, Liebert Corporation, DTR, Inc. Sun Chemical, Marathon Petroleum Company LLC, and the Rotary Club of Ashland.