FOR education programs empower all age groups to create river stewards who will care for the Rappahannock for generations.



At the River’s Edge Outdoor Environmental Education Program (ATRE) provides students with interactive, outdoor science and history education opportunities


Kids on the Rappahannock Summer Day Camp is a summer day camp that fuses environmental education and river recreation.



Teach others how to improve our watershed’s health.


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...

Busier Than Ever! What Our Education Team Has Been Up To This Spring

I am not one to spend much time looking into statistics, but as we wrap up our spring education schedule and run the numbers of how many students we have reached so far this year, it is an understatement to say I am impressed. It has been quite a busy spring, and as...

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...

Environmental STEM With Design Briefs

The Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) Education Department introduces our environmental STEM lessons to students via Design Briefs, which allow great flexibility in teaching concepts in environmental science and conservation to a wide variety of students. Design...