From Our Students
Project WET for Educators
Thank you for the incredible boat ride. I loved how the water splashed up on my face. It was the best field trip I ever had. Mrs. Barth had a wonderful slideshow and walk. Pete made the steamboat ride and talk so much fun. Anne helped us do some amazing water testing. Bob had an interesting watershed model. Allison made me excited to look at macroinvertebrates. I hope I see you again.
-Riley, 5th Grader
I loved it all! It was the best field trip I ever had in my life. I liked the steamboat ride best of all, but my favorite station was easily the steam talk with Mr. Pete.
-Zach, 5th Grader
This is awesome. We can see fish, swans and other things. This is awesome!
Sara, 6th Grader
I never knew what a scud looked like. I hope I get to go on SPLASH if I’m a teacher. How old to you have to be, to volunteer for SPLASH? If I have time at that age I would love to volunteer.
-Peter, 5th Grader
Wow… what an awesome day. The campers and staff are still talking about how much fun they had. Everything from talking about river critters to learning about water chemistry to just enjoying a nice day on a steamboat. Thank you and your staff so much for providing this learning experience to our campers. Your generosity and expertise is greatly appreciated.Once summer is over, let’s plan to meet so we can discuss next summer’s trips.
-Rex R. Mangrum, Children's Program Director
Director- Camp Mercer, HomeFront Inc.
Hi Captain Vic, thank you all so much for our wonderful field trip. We learned so many interesting things from such experienced and devoted educators. The "hands on" approach always leaves such a lasting impression with the students and I know they will always remember their experience on SPLASH.
Please send our special thanks to all who guided us through the programs. And please tell Anne and Linda that I am forwarding their names to our school librarian to try and add their books to our library.Hope to see you again next year and have a great winter.
-Dee H., Princeton, NJ
Our club members really enjoy coming out on the steamboat each year. For most it’s their first experience on a steamboat. The activities, staff and tours are excellent giving our youth exposure to their watershed(and learning about the source of drinking water for Trenton), river critters and canals.
Reginald J. Coleman, Executive Director, Boys&Girls Club of Mercer County, Trenton Club
What an amazing day we had. The students and chaperones couldn't stop smiling. Thank you to EVERYONE for EVERYTHING!!!!
See you next year!
Colleen R., Trenton Public School System
I attended the Project WET seminar with a colleague. Our instructor was very engaging and enthusiastic. The day was filled with wonderful activities. The course guide we received is full of fun lesson plans that all science teachers can put to good use. Both of us went back to school and raved about our day to our colleagues and principal. We can’t wait to bring our classes to the steamboat for a trip. It was a terrific experience that inspired the two of us.
Tina O., Hopewell, NJ
A huge Thank You to all involved in the fall Project Wet workshop. Although it rained all day outside, the energy and enthusiasm within the workshop brightened everyone’s day and gave us all much to think about as we enjoyed participating in the many activities offered. I look forward to sharing all that I learned with colleagues and with my students. Well Done! Keep up the great work!
Aaron S., Princeton, NJ
Yesterday’s workshop was WON-derful! And the book is so excellent that I can only tell you I am picking out activities to do right away with my classes. The generosity of spirit and sincere dedication of your staff was evident in all they did, and we were so happy to have a relaxing, fun and knowledgeable day. Thank you again for such excellent work and dedication. Your grants people have much to be proud of.
Linda B., Ewing, NJ
We recently had our daughter's wedding reception onboard the steamboat SPLASH. It was a beautiful evening on the river, the fireworks were great, and the SPLASH crew was professional and friendly. It was a magical evening for the new couple and for all of us. Thank you SPLASH crew!
-Steve and Mary Beth M., Princeton, NJ
Thanks again to the SPLASH Crew. This is a definite RERUN!!!
- Michael S., New Hope, PA
Really enjoyed last night and so did my clients. It was a beautiful evening with catered dinner on the bow deck and a ghost storyteller on the upper deck. See you next year!
-Thomas S., Flemington, NJ