The River District seeks to nurture lasting healthy communities along the Catawba. One important way to ensure that the next generation has the skills to contribute to our community's success. These programs are key components in achieving that goal.
The River District has worked with a team of experts to create a transformational gardening and farming program involving our public schools. With the help of corporate partnerships, the River District has established or expanded schoolyard gardens and formed the Farm To School Team of volunteer experts to guide us as we grow. Our Chicken Tractor brings live egg-laying hens right to our schools so children can learn about this vital food source. MORE
We know that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills are keys to success in the global economy. To ensure that our students have these skills, the River District has formed the K-20 Learning World of expert advisors and launched several STEM-focused activities. MORE
STEM focused Outdoor Learning Fair – Early fall at Duke Energy Explorium: More than 500 River District fifth graders from five River District public schools spend the day getting hands-on lessons in science, technology, engineering and stem at two dozen kiosks overlooking Lake Norman. MORE
The River District depends on sponsors and volunteers for all of our activities. To learn how you can help, contact Executive Director Edna Chirico at 704-562-8847 or by email.