Education Programs

RiverLink provides environmental education lessons focused on the French Broad River Watershed. Programs including Kids in the Creek, Envirsocape, Art and Poetry of the River, tours of North Fork water treatment plant and numerous Project WET lessons are offered free of charge for all school and community groups within the French Broad River Watershed. Reaching upwards of 5,000 students each year education is essential in creation of the next generation of water stewards in our region. These interdisciplinary programs are available for students K-12 and meet curriculum standards of North Carolina.

RiverLink works to inspire through outdoor experiential learning that allows students to interact directly with their environment. Programs are offered year round in the outdoors, in the creek, in the classroom and for field trips to locations such as North Fork Reservoir or the Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe. The goals of RiverLink’s environmental education program aim not only to increase knowledge and awareness of the factors that affect the health of our watershed but also foster a respect and enthusiasm for the amazing resource that is the French Broad River.

Contact Amy Annino for adult education opportunities.

Contact Micaela Hyams for K-12 education opportunities.

K-12 Watershed Education

RiverLink delivers K-12 watershed education at no cost to schools within the French Broad River Watershed. (Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvani[...]

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RiverLink's 10th Annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

Connect to your watershed through art! The Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest is open to preK-12 grade students and provides a uniq[...]

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French Broad RiverCamp

This summer, learn about the river on the river! Paid registration is CLOSED FOR ALL WEEKS. We still have scholarships available for Sessio[...]

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Tours

Check out all of these tours available to learn more about our watershed! [...]

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

May
18
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
May 18 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm
If you ever wondered about the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay development project – this is your opportunity to see and hear about the plans for the future. Available Seats: There is space for 12 participants on[...]
Jun
9
Fri
5:00 pm RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
RiverMusic 2017 kicks off with the first of our concerts at the Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District. Watch this space to find out who our bands will be![...]
Jul
7
Fri
5:00 pm RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
RiverMusic 2017 rocks on with the second of our concerts at the Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District. Watch this space to find out who our bands will be! We’ll[...]
Jul
20
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Jul 20 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm
If you ever wondered about the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay development project – this is your opportunity to see and hear about the plans for the future. Available Seats: There is space for 12 participants on[...]
Aug
26
Sat
12:00 pm RiverFest @ Salvage Station
RiverFest @ Salvage Station
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RiverFest @ Salvage Station | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
RiverFest 2017 will, as always, be a blast! It all happens on Saturday, August 26 at the Salvage Station (map). The always entertaining Anything That Floats Parade will be back, as will local beer, live[...]

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