White water rafting Sun Valley, Idaho

Outdoor Education based River Trips

The River Company is excited to announce the introduction of our educational youth trips for the 2008 summer rafting season. These trips are not only fun and exciting, but educational at the same time. We feel that learning through hands-on experience is an essential part of this whitewater rafting trip. River Rafting on the Salmon River
Understanding their surroundings will help kids build a strong relationship with this area by fostering an awareness and appreciation of this unique ecosystem.
Depending on whether you decide to do a half-day trip or full-day trip the following topics will be addressed:

  • History of Stanley Basin: Native Americans, Trappers and Miners, Oh My!
  • Headwaters & Water Cycle: An Incredible Journey
  • Geography: Where in the World Are We and Where Does This Water Go?
  • Animal Tracking: Who Lurks In These Parts?
  • Riparian Habitats: What Makes This Place So Special? (Includes discussion on endangered and threatened species)
  • Geology: Taking a Bath in the Idaho Batholith
  • Salmon: Salmon Sally’s Extraordinary Voyage
  • River Flora: The Closer You Look…
  • Web of Life: Let’s Tie It All Together

Stimulating activities are associated with each topic and are associated with a particular stop along the river. Each activity is adaptable for age-appropriateness. (Please note that The River Company does not advocate one way or the other on environmental issues; rather we present exciting educational material in an objective, straight-forward manner.)

For the 2008 season our educational trips are available as custom trips only to groups of 12 or more. Please call or email us for more information.