The Blue Ridge Land Conservancy has expanded their education programs to Roanoke City public schools with our “Roanoke River Days”. Over two days, Roanoke City fourth graders from selected schools will ride out to a local park to enjoy a day of hands-on learning in the outdoors.
You can help! Funding is limited, and we need to cover the costs of bussing and paying our educators. Just $10 covers the costs to bring one student to Roanoke River Day.
Students from Roanoke City participate in the 2016 Roanoke River Day in Fishburn Park.
Partner organizations from around the area, including Clean Valley Council, Camp Bethel, the Western VA Water Authority and the Virginia Department of Forestry will lead “learning stations” which students will visit through the day. They’ll jump in creeks and uncover underwater wildlife to learn about water quality with Clean Valley Council. They’ll examine tree rings, identify leaves, and learn about how trees keep water clean with the Virginia Department of Forestry.
All of the learning stations are structured to help cover Virginia SOLs, assisting teachers in the classroom with real hands-on learning. They’ll also learn about how precious clean water is, and how they can impact the health of the Roanoke River not only here in Roanoke City, but downstream all the way to the Albemarle Sound.
Your gift will help us continue to get students to the "River Day" where they can have a life-changing experience playing and learning in the beautiful outdoors that make Roanoke so special.