Field Trips for Students
The American Rover offers 1.5 and 2 hour educational cruises departing from Norfolk’s Waterside Marina. Hands-on activities enable students to become active participants in the learning adventure. On board, students will have the opportunity to set the sails, learn to tie basic knots, hear about the history of ships and sailing and take a turn at the helm while the captain discusses the tools they use to navigate.
The Program is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.
Hands-on activities enable students to become active participants in the learning adventure.
Standards of Learning
* 3.1 & 4.1 Effective communication skills
* 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7.2 Develop verbal and Non-verbal skills
* 3.5 Comprehension of Printed Materials
* 3.10 Available Technology
* 4.3, 6.3, & 5.4 Read and learn unfamiliar words
* 5, 6, 7, & 8.1 Education though group activities
* 5.8.& 7.6 Synthesize information
* 3.1 Describe “civilization”, Greece, and Rome
* 3.2 The discovery of America
* 3, 4, 5, & 6.3 Settlement of Jamestown & Virginia Colonies
* 3.5 Historical cause & effect of colonies
* 3.6 Use of maps, tables, graphs, and charts
* 3.7 Economic specialization of past communities
* 3.10 Changes in Transportation
* 4.4 Early Virginian Social & political life
* 4.5 Virginian life reconstruction to 20th century
* 4.7 & 5.9 Development Historical analysis skills
* 5.1 American life before 17th century
* 5.2 Routes of American explorers
* 5.6 & 5.7 Key Events: Civil war to Reconstruction
* 6.2 Industrial Revolution
* 6.3 World Affairs & the U.S. between 1898-1930
* 8.2, 8.3, & 8.4 Ancient river civilizations
* 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3 Investigations & simple machines
* 3.8, 3.9, & 3.10 Basic earth & water cycles, human survival
* 3.11, 4.1 4.2, & 6.3 Energy, investigations, machine work
* 4.6, 4.7, & 4.8 Weather, Astrology, Natural resources
* 5.1, 5.2, & 5.4 Mass, length, volume, communication
* 5.6, 5.7, & 6.1 Earth changing; investigations; ocean environment
* 6.2, 6.7, & 6.10 Logic; matter; solar system
* PS.1 – PS.11 Investigations of mass, volume, density, density, temp., force; energy conservation, transfer, & application
* ES.1, ES.2, ES.11, & ES.13 Volume area, earth systems, & oceans
* PH.1 Investigate a system of components
* PH.4 – PH.6 Applications of physics
* PH.8 & PH.12 Energy, Field Concepts
* PH.14 Newton physics
2.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the United
States by describing important developments and innovations in
United States history, including developments and innovations
related to communication and transportation.
2.8 The student will describe natural resources (water, soil,
wood, and coal), human resources (people at work), and capital
resources (machines, tools, and buildings).
2.9 The student will distinguish between the use of barter and the
use of money in exchange for a good or a service.
2.10 The student will explain that scarcity (limited resources)
requires people to make choices about producing and consuming
goods and services.
2.6 The student will develop map skills by using globes and
maps of the world and the United States to locate a) the seven
continents and the five oceans; b)the equator, the Prime Meridian,
and the four hemispheres; and c) major rivers
Science: Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems
2.6 The student will investigate and understand basic types,
changes, and patterns of weather. Key concepts include
identification of common storms and other weather phenomena; the uses
and importance of measuring, recording, and interpreting weather data;
and the uses and importance of tracking weather data over time.
- Set the sails
- Steer the ship
- Learn how the Captain navigates
- Hear stories of Mariner History and Life
- Tie Sailor Knots
- Interact in Group Activities
- Learn the History of Ships and Sailing
$12.50 per student for 1 1/2 Hours
$15 per student for 2 Hours
The program can be performed Dock Side or Under Way.
One comp per each 25 students
60 passengers minimum/120 passenger maximum
Available April – November
Student Party Cruise
Dance the night away while cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor.
Two-hour cruise with DJ
$29 per person
50-person minimum Sunday—Thursday
80-person minimum Friday & Saturday
All prices are inclusive.
Tour operator rates available.
$5 per person
Unlimited pizza & sodas:
$13 per person