The public is invited to step on-board the new Living Lands and Waters (LL&W) education barge from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
The barge will be tied at the downtown levee in Winona.
The new 150-foot long barge features a handicapped-accessible classroom, which can host up to 60 students at a time, as well as sleeping quarters for an 8-person LL&W crew.
The kids who attend workshops on the floating classroom will learn about topics ranging from the history of our rivers to information on current river environment to what role navigation plays on the river.
The barge is stopping in Winona on its way from St. Paul to LaCrosse where LL&W is hosting teacher workshops.