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.


Growing Partnerships While Combating Invasive Plants

Invasive plant species aggressively compete with native plant species often choking them out of existence. During Friendsof theRappahannock (FOR)’s 32 year history, several attempts have been made to combat the ever-present invasive plants on the property. Since FOR...

Take the kids to the river and the river to the kids!

It is not a secret that outdoor field trips are slow during the cold, winter months. However, we usually stay busy writing grants, planning for future events, etc (check out Nancy’s last blog post about how we keep busy in winter). Our latest project has been taking...

FOR Educators Growing Up WILD in the Winter

Although FOR Educators consider themselves a well-educated group, we are always on the lookout for the opportunity to improve our skills and expand our horizons. Inclement weather with cold temperatures and icy roads typically accompany the winter months here along...

Grow-Up Great With Head Start

On January 30, Friends of the Rappahannock educators, Meredith Palumbo and Lowery Becker, met with Head Start teachers from the Fredericksburg area to provide training on curriculum kits based on six lessons from the early childhood Project Learning Tree lesson book....