Our At the River’s Edge spring field trips are a unique experience that students will remember! We provide students with interactive, outdoor science and history education experiences. Our goal is to give teachers and students a safe, fun, hands-on experience that will inspire respect and stewardship for the Rappahannock River and its watershed. Our curriculum is aligned with the VA Standards of Learning and National Science Standards and includes programs suitable for pre-K through college, as well as teacher professional development. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the River! Our 12 acre nature preserve is an ideal setting for students to connect with the River and learn about topics such as wetlands, watersheds, habitats, food webs, the water cycle, human impacts on our environment, and more. Our programs are taught by professional environmental educators who bring SOLs to life through games, hikes, and demonstrations. One popular spring program, What Is A Watershed?, provides students with activities that investigate watersheds and human impacts on them. Students simulate a storm event on an interactive watershed model, review the water cycle with a giant dice game, calculate their water usage, and learn how to conserve water! All of these activities are right At the River’s Edge, promoting the students’ connection to their watershed!

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