Want to help the Shenandoah River? There are many ways that you can take action, and take part.
Friends of the North Fork
Our mission is to keep the North Fork of the Shenandoah River clean, healthy, and beautiful through advocacy, community action, education and science.
What we’ve been up to:
We engage with youth through putting on engaging, place-based educational programming in schools and youth groups. Each summer we organize environmental education day camps for kids in grades 1st through 8th. They’re quite the hit!
We strive to support teachers through providing curriculum supplementation and training workshops. We also provide programs in conjunction with Experience Learning. Izaak Walton League of America, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
What projects are underway:
We are currently organizing our fall workshops and outreach to teachers for the 2021 – 2022 school year. We also are actively working on developing an online learning module and virtual field trip for primary school-aged kids. If you have are interested in or have questions about either of these things please reach out to our Program Manager, and we will do our best to adapt these resources to your needs.
Where we want to go from here:
We want Friends of the North Fork to provide inclusive educational resources, opportunities and support that bring people of all ages closer to the river and our watershed, in a way that promotes life-long learning about, connection to, and advocacy for the environment.
Educational Resources and Articles
- At Home Environmental Education Activities
- Teacher Resources
- Middle School Workbook: ‘Stanley Stands Up’
- Seven Bends State Park Self-Guided Hike: available upon request
- Explore Seven Bends State Park with our virtual field trip imagery:
- Seven Bends Lecture Series & other educational talks
Interested in getting involved or have another idea for an educational program? Contact our Program Coordinator for more information!
Join us in the fun of learning about our river.