Field Trip Information

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

Summer Camp Information

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

Environmental Education Mini-Grant Accepting Applications

FOR announces Environmental Education Mini-Grant Program Friends of the Rappahannock is pleased to announce that we were recently awarded a $91,000.00 

Passport to the Rappahannock

Let's all get outside! The Passport to the Rappahannock is an activity booklet filled with fun things to do outside! Download a copy today!

Healthy Rivers Start at Home

The Rappahannock River begins its over 180 mile journey at Chester Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains, draining 2,715 square miles of land to the Chesapeake Bay.

What is STEM, anyway?

STEM is a common acronym in the field of education for the
integration of science, technology, engineering, and math. The idea is to combine these four areas in lessons that use real world problems and require students to utilize all four disciplines to solve. There is a big push for more STEM education in order to prepare our
students for careers in these fields, as the United States wants to be an innovative leader in the global economy.

Backpacks carry books and tools for exploring nature

Friends of the Rappahannock has created more of the extremely popular Nature Adventure Packs (NAPs) with the help of the Fauquier Health Foundation. The Fauquier Health Foundation strives to enhance the health and vitality of the communities within Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties.

FOR has been fortunate to receive funding from the Foundation’s Make It Happen! program. This fund supports programs that foster a “can-do” attitude and motivate the community to make it
happen, which we love to do!

How learning in the community is good for your kids

Teachers of the education program at Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) inspire children to make a positive influence in their community and environment. FOR instructors periodically visit classrooms to teach an interactive lesson about things such as watersheds, or the rain
cycle. When the weather warms up, students visit FOR's premises for a field trip. The day is planned so that each class is able to do four programs separated by a lunch break. Watching the kids adjust to being in nature and getting active with hands-on learning is eye-opening.