Sep 262015

Leah and Rachael pick up a hop-on of river weed on the way down the Columbia River.

Head on over to right now to follow the Adventure: Columbia River expedition live and participate with our adventure educators Leah Shamlian and Rachael Mallon.  We could not be happier that these two ladies are part of the first all-female OAR Northwest team in our last five adventures.

The crew departed from just above the Canadian border on September 23, 2015, and are rowing over 750 miles to Astoria.  They are delivering free STEAM-focused educational curriculum via in-person school and community visits from the river, and through various online platforms.


Leah talks science with the students at the Evergreen School in Gifford, WA. “The fish was thiiiis big!”

Educational programming is generously funded by the Seattle Yacht Club Foundation. For more about our education and grant funding partners, sponsors, and to experience the curriculum and story as it unfolds, go to

See you on the river!


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