Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties

Serving Rappanhannock County
Youth Programs
Ready, Set, Grow!

Introduces 1st graders at Rappahannock ES to gardening, seed planting and environmental concepts based on Virginia Standards of Learning. Children interact with an informative slide show, listen to Big Yellow Sunflower, a picture book by Frances Berry, visit the touch table, and plant a sunflower seed to take home.

Creeks and Critters

The purpose of “Creeks and Critters” is to educate youth on the value of clean streams by conducting a survey of macro invertebrates present in healthy streams. Activities are designed to show the relationship between stream health and various species that depend upon them.  Participants will collect and sort macro invertebrates to determine which and how many are sensitive, or tolerant of pollution. The results are calculated to determine the health of the stream. Rappahannock 4-H Day Camp is held Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to noon, generally the second week of June annually.