STEM Educational Programs for Groups


  • Each of our S.T.E.M.-based field trips offer hands-on learning in a stunning outdoor classroom.

    Students will raft, zip, climb or hike their way to becoming more interested in the world around them while performing scientific studies or experiencing living history.

    Studies of similar programs show that participation increases students’ enthusiasm for learning, critical thinking and relationship skills, and improves academic performance across curriculums.

    Contact our Group Sales Team for more information about STEM programs at ACE: groups@aceraft.com or 866.347.6296

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  • Whitewater Exploration
    stem hydrology

    As part of this full day hydrology study, students will raft the New River Gorge. In this floating classroom, students will learn about how water, the landscape and human activity are interconnected, all while having a blast! During this team-building experience, they will explore why water is such a precious resource and how they can become part of the solution to its preservation by participating in a stream survey. see full details here.

    • Trip Length: Full-day on Upper Or Lower New (second-day can be added if wanted)
    • Meals: Hot Lunch
    • Season: April - October
    • Min. Age: Upper new: 10 / Lower New: 12
    • Min. Group Size: 6
    • Rate per person: Upper new: $99 / Lower New: $109
  • Geology in the Gorge
    stem geology

    With such a revealing specimen in our own backyard, the New River Gorge is the subject of ACE’s hands-on geology curriculum. The first half of the day includes interactive lessons that examine the erosion and evolution that has exposed formations and our planets geological character in this 1,000-foot gorge. Students learn the natural history of the New River Gorge, the factors that cause change and how geology affects ecosystems and economies. Part two of our day takes on a very different sort of discovery. see full details here.

    • Trip Length: Full-day (second-day can be added if wanted)
    • Meals: Deli Lunch
    • Season: April - October
    • Min. Age: 10
    • Min. Group Size: 6
    • Rate per person: $99
  • Ecosystem Expedition
    stem ecology

    Zip lining may be tons of fun, but it can also be used to explore the ecosystems that exist along the rim of the New River Gorge. Incorporating curriculum-standard-based activities, teachers will be able to enrich textbook lessons through a hands-on science day. During this full day trip, students learn how plants, animals and non-living factors play critical roles in their environment. see full details here.

    • Trip Length: Full-day (second-day can be added if wanted)
    • Meals: Deli Lunch
    • Season: April - October
    • Min. Age: 10
    • Min. Group Size: 6
    • Rate per person: $99