Education Programs

RiverLink provides environmental education lessons focused on the French Broad River Watershed. Programs including Kids in the Creek, Enviroscape, 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 Renee Fortner 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! Registration is CLOSED for all weeks. Please fill out this form if you would like to be a[...]

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

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