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.


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...

Inspiration, Collaboration and Success!

Do you ever get that feeling of calm and relaxation while sitting on the beach, fishing in a stream or driving through mountainous backroads? For me, the mountains seem to always bring back childhood vacations and peaceful memories so while traveling to the Northern...

Girl Power at FOR

It was 75 degrees and sunny at 9 am Saturday October 7th when girls rolled in with their parents at Friends of the Rappahannock to learn how to discover, connect, and take action as citizen scientists. We had 48 women and girls participate, 36 Girl Scouts and 12 moms,...

It’s Always a Good Time at Turtle Time

When I started my internship with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), I hoped to have the opportunity to learn and understand more about the different species of turtles in the Rappahannock River. So I worked with Jake Rehm, another FOR intern and a sophomore at James...