Instructors from Wilderness Inquiry, a nonprofit outdoor adventure group, estimate that by the week's end, they will have taken more than 750 students from 12 area schools on the Anacostia River. It's part of a group effort to connect students with natural local resources and give hands-on experiences. Third-graders from E.L. Haynes Public Charter School were among the groups on the trip.
From left, E.L. Haynes third-graders Elizabeth Marshall, Tumani Preheim-Pwelle and Gabby Rodriguez wait to board canoes on the Anacostia River in the District. Students from area schools were invited to go on the river this week as part of the second annual Anacostia Paddle. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post