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.


Environmental education, let’s make it a priority for our state!

Last month a study was released by the Secretaries of Education and Natural Resources that made recommendations for advancing environmental literacy in our state. One of the most compelling recommendations is to create two new positions to coordinate environmental...

Only Rain Down the Drain

When asking students about pollutants that impact the health of the Rappahannock River, they commonly respond with “trash!” However, what they soon learn through field experiences, lessons and water quality testing, is that the smallest sediments are one of the...

Join us for the Wildlife Festival: March 17

This year's Wildlife Festival will be on Saturday, March 17 from 10 am to noon at the Friends of the Rappahannock nature center. The Wildlife Festival is an annual event for kids, families, and groups of all age levels to learn about animals and habitats of the...

Internship Experience Reflection by Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School Intern

I'm Olivia Falb and I was an intern with Friends of the Rappahannock for about 3 months. I am a senior at Orange County High School in Orange, VA. I am also enrolled in the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School (BRVGS) and during our senior year we need to acquire an...