Event offering students the chance to learn about the maritime industry to be held in Owensboro this Thursday


After a hiatus due to the pandemic, RiverWorks Discovery’s “Who Works the Rivers” event returns to Owensboro this Thursday. High school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn more about the maritime industry by talking with professionals and participating in interactive learning experiences.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History (122 East 2nd Street).

Through RiverWorks Discovery’s partnership with the museum, students will engage in engaging activities and discussions. In the morning, students participate in stations designed to foster understanding and share the products that are shipped on the rivers in Owensboro, while creating activities they may encounter on the river.

Professionals with careers on the river will address the students, including representatives from the Port Authority of Owensboro River, Yager Marine, Traylor Bros, Crounse Corporation,

Rampstop, ADM/ARTCO and United States Army Corps of Engineers.

A tour of the Owensboro Riverport Authority located at 1771 River Road will take place towards the end of the day. Throughout the tour, students will get an up-close look inside the industry at work.

To find out more about the event, contact Errin Howard at 513-403-9312 or [email protected]. For more information on RiverWorks Discovery and Who Works the Rivers, visit riverworksdiscovery.org.


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