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Utilizing local partnerships to promote environmental stewardship

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Sixth graders at Montross Middle have had a unique opportunity to collaborate with local organizations, namely Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District, 4-H, Menokin Foundation, and Friends of the Rappahannock. Students have participated in a program called A River Runs Through Us, which focuses on helping them realize that their daily actions can, and do, impact the health of local rivers. The program in Westmoreland began three years ago when sixth-grade science teacher Rebecca Beale was approached by then Education Coordinator for F.O.R. (Friends of the Rappahannock), Lowery Becker about this exciting, standards-based curriculum.

All students currently at MMS have been given chances to engage in a variety of activities that help reinforce environmental awareness as a result of this informative and interactive program.

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 4/24/19

During a recent field experience to Menokin, Brent Hunsinger from Friends of the Rappahannock

taught basic canoeing equipment and paddle strokes to sixth-grade science students.