EDUCATION NEWS

Students connect with their own river community

Almost four years ago to the day, Lowery and I sat down with Dr. Thomas Taylor, then Superintendent of Middlesex County Public Schools. We had one goal - to pitch a MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience) program and include Middlesex County in a large...

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Students in Action!

This fall Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has been working hard to get students to take action to protect our watershed. Through these projects we aim to inspire the future stewards of the Rappahannock! The following is a list of all the student action projects that...

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Welcome Jennifer Gron to the Team!

Question: What made you want to enter the field of natural resource protection? Jennifer: I have held a passion and deep appreciation for everything our natural world has to offer for as long as I can remember and can’t imagine myself working in any other field.  I...

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Familiar Faces, New Roles

The depth of the skill set of our staff always amazes me! Do you need someone who can teach about watersheds, design and build a waterwheel, comb through databases and create block prints of local wildlife? We have that! Do you need someone who can teach about local...

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MWEE Program Gains Strength in 2018

It’s official! Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), in partnership with Caroline County Public Schools (CCPS), Spotsylvania County Public Schools (SCPS), Tri-County City Soil and Water Conservation District, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Lake Anna State Park, were...

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Not goodbye, just see you soon!

The tides are shifting again. (They always do!) Although this tide is taking our Education Coordinator, it is bringing us another great partner on the Northern Neck! Lowery Becker has taken a position with the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District...

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Campers to volunteers, FOR grows young river stewards

Watching our campers grow over the years is a highlight for our education staff. Every summer we get to forge relationships with kids who attend our camps to learn about the river and have fun. Year after year they come back, and it is amazing to see how they grow and...

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Teacher Professional Development: Bringing it Home

In March, 16 administrators and teachers from the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula joined FOR for a Professional Development Retreat at Marriott Ranch in Fauquier County. The participants traveled from Middlesex, Essex, and King George counties to immerse themselves...

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