Fostering Outdoor Stewards through Streamside Trees in the Classroom
May 17, 2023
Thanks to the Every Kids Outdoors Small Grants program from the National Park Trust, nearly 50 trees were planted along Boaz Creek in Stoneville, NC. The Dan River Basin Association and the US Army Corps of Engineers partnered to pilot the Streamside Trees in the Classroom (STIC) program in NC this spring.
The STIC program was provided to three schools in Rockingham County. The schools, Dillard Academy, Huntsville Elementary, and Stoneville Elementary, are all within a 15-minute drive of Stoneville Memorial Park, where the trees were planted. Over 180 fourth grade students participated in the STIC program by rooting native black willow trees in the classroom. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
DRBA and Martinsville City Public Schools partner to bring kids to park
May 10, 2023
This immersive outdoor educational experience was made possible by a grant from the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program. The grant allowed students to transform their local park and major waterway into outdoor classrooms, offering them the opportunity to connect what they have been learning in school to real-world experiences with the natural resources in their own community. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Outdoor Classroom Along Smith River Sponsored by Eastman
April 26, 2023
Just in time for Earth Day, DRBA is announcing plans for an outdoor classroom to be built this summer along the Smith River in Henry County, Virginia. The outdoor classroom is sponsored by Eastman Performance Films located in Fieldale, Virginia. The outdoor classroom will be called the Eastman Smith River Eco-Learning Station. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Dan River Watershed Survey- We want your input!
April 13, 2023
Please complete this 10-question survey to help guide the process for this part of the Dan River Watershed!
Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) is working with the Dan River Basin Association in Rockingham and Caswell Counites, to help identify and understand where the greatest needs are in relation to the water quality of the region's rivers, lakes, and streams.
Through this survey, we want to gain an enhanced understanding of what is important to you, what areas you want to see improvement for land conservation, water quality protection, river recreation, and/or in the category of stewardship.
Please share with others!
DRBA Awarded Every Kid Outdoors Grant
February 17, 2023
The Dan River Basin Association received an award to support our work to engage fourth grade students at three schools in Rockingham County through the Creating Outdoor Stewards through Streamside Trees in the Classroom project. This is a pilot project in North Carolina; the Streamside Trees in the Classroom begun in Virginia in 2012 and serves hundreds of students annually. Fourth grade students at Huntsville Elementary, Dillard Academy, and Stoneville Elementary will root native black willow cuttings in the classroom and later take a field trip to plant them along a stream in need of restoration at Stoneville Memorial Park. While on their field trip, students will participate in hands-on activities provided by local natural resource partners. Click here to read more!