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.


Here we grow again!

The education department at FOR is always looking for ways to expand our reach. Most recently we have had our eyes on reaching more students upstream, specifically in Fauquier, Culpeper and Rappahannock Counties. The PATH Foundation supported this effort with funding...

Girl Power Weekend

It has been a long time goal for Friends of the Rappahannock to include more girls in recreation events. During summer months, the Friends of the Rappahannock/Virginia Outdoors Center nature preserve is often occupied by boy scouts and eagle scouts, leaving little...

Taking E-STEM across the watershed

Design a solution. Create a prototype. Test for results. Revise for effectiveness. Refine for performance. Learn about renewable energy. All accomplished while discovering ways to improve our environment. If you did all this, you would be participating in Friends of...

Spotsy Teachers Prepare for Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences

If you have been following FOR's education department for the last few years, then you have heard about our Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) program. A MWEE is a year-long program where students study an issue related to human impacts on watersheds...