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School Booking Updates:

  • Spring 2023 booking requests are now CLOSED
  • Fall 2023 booking requests are now **OPEN**.

Booking requests for Fall school science floats are only accepted through the form below.

  • To request a school science float for your class for the fall of 2023, please fill out our form HERE.
  • Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an initial email about your float request in mid-June, along with pricing details. At that specific point, you will have the opportunity to select your dates.
  • Note: All river floats are dependent on weather.
  • Booking requests for Spring 2024 Science Floats will open in the fall of 2024.


Welcome to RiverWatch Science Floats – Your Classroom On The River!

The best way to study a river is by taking your science classes on a float trip aboard our professionally guided large rafts fully equipped as floating laboratories! Our science education programs align DIRECTLY with the Alberta provincial curriculum and have been a go-to resource for Alberta secondary science classes since 1995.

For more detailed information on this award-winning program, please click one of the links below.

Science Float Itineraries (subject to change)

Book your school science float now!

With an amazing focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), students explore their local river ecosystem aboard rafts equipped as mobile water quality laboratories. A day of rafting takes the student classroom into the real world to experience an interesting mix of ecology, wildlife, history, geology, engineering, technology, industry, water quality monitoring and data collection. Our programs showcase science in ways students have never seen before, creating an experience they’ll never forget! Over the years, more than 150,000 students have adventured out with us to become young scientists for the day. 

Thank you to our school science float sponsors EPCOR, The City of Calgary, Nova, and our other partners listed below for making these experiences possible for students and local schools!