VIDEO: At home, on the water in Baltimore — Kids in Kayaks gets 500 students paddling the Patapsco River (3:22)

Baltimore middle school students get a paddling lesson—a first for many—and learn about centuries of human impact in their hometown with Kids in Kayaks, a program funded by the National Park Service and the Baltimore National Heritage Area. Molly Gallant of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks describes the program and what it means for children to see their city from the Patapsco River.

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Video and Photography: Will Parson
Music: “Gold Sunset” by Cory Gray
Special Thanks: LightHawk ( for aerial imagery support

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