K-12 Watershed Education

RiverLink delivers K-12 watershed education at no cost to schools within the French Broad River Watershed. (Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Yancey, and Avery counties.)

Learning with RiverLink is hands-on and fun! Students leave lessons with the knowledge and skills to care for their watershed.

Through February 20, help us raise money for our watershed education program by voting for RiverLink in Diamond Brand Outdoors’ Winter of Love Vote Here!

The FBR K-12 Watershed Education program focuses on:IMG_0286
  • French Broad River ecology
  • The watershed concept
  • The scientific process
  • Science and its role in decision-making
  • Water quality and stewardship
  • State science standards
RiverLink provides:
  • Lesson facilitation by RiverLink staff and volunteers
  • In-class lessons
  • Field trips to local streams
  • Lesson materials
  • FUN and educational lesson plans
We require schools/youth groups to provide the following:
  • A minimum of one teacher/chaperone per class. To ensure student safety and quality programming we require that teachers remain with their group at all times.
  • Engaged teachers and chaperones who are prepared to actively participate in lessons.
  • Signed liability waivers: for everyone (including teachers and chaperones) participating in any outdoor or off-site lessons. Click here to download waivers.
  • Signed publicity waivers: for everyone (including teachers and chaperones)
  • One pair of water shoes per student. We ask that all teachers requesting outdoor lessons prepare their students to comfortably spend time outdoors and in a creek. Please advise your students that flip-flops tend to get lost.

TO SCHEDULE A PROGRAM:

1. Download program guide (pdf)
2. Choose lessons and fill out sign-up sheet completely
3. Return sign-up sheet to RiverLink at least 2 weeks before desired date
4. RiverLink staff will contact you to confirm your program details

Program Guide to K-12 Education
Watershed Education Sign Up Form

 

 

Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

Each year, RiverLink celebrates Earth Day through our Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest. We invite preK-12 grade students in the French Broad Watershed to reflect on their connection to the earth by creating 2D art, 3D art, and poetry. Click here for the 2017 Flyer!

This program offers a creative way for students to engage with their watershed, and for the community to see what its youngest members find meaningful. Voices of the River lessons may be scheduled throughout the school year. Submissions are judged by local artists and community members. Then, at the annual Voices of the River Celebration, students receive recognition and prizes and can view their art on display. Following the celebration, held at our Earth Day Kid’s Festival, students’ art will be displayed around the community.

Go to our Voices of the River page and let us hear your voice!

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CONTACT:

RiverLink Education Coordinator, Micaela Hyams
Office: (828) 252-8474 ext.18
micaela@riverlink.org
170 Lyman Street, Asheville, NC, 28801

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10:00 am Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
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16
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11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Mar 16 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm
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12
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10:00 am Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]

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