Watts Bar Lake
River Ridge is located on the shores of Watts Bar Lake and offers 1-5 day environmental education programs for people of all ages, primarily focusing on grades 4 – 8.
New and Exciting Things Happening in 2012!
Change a Life--Change the World!
We are currently seeking individuals who enjoy sharing their love of the natural world with others to join our Program Staff. From seasonal positions with onsite residency to positions for those who are available on an occasional basis either for the day or week, click HERE
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Place Based Programming: New Approach to Curriculum
From bald eagles and osprey to to sand hill cranes and colonies of purple martins and great blue herons...the bird species alone that call River Ridge home are amazing. There is lush flora and fauna is everywhere you turn, not to mention the rich history and geography of our specific location in East Tennessee.
While offering an experiential approach to education, our age appropriate curriculum is designed to enhance and complement classroom studies. In our outdoor classroom, terms like “dragon-fly larvae”, “interrelationships”, and “adaptations” take on immediate significance as participants experience them first hand.
Even though we focus on an educational encounter with nature, the benefits of our program extend beyond environmental education. Through community living, participants learn to work together throughout the experience whether in classes, in cabins, or at meals.
For more information or to make reservations, please contact the office