A few of Central Virginia's teachers got a lesson of their own Wednesday on the Rivanna Watershed. They gathered at the Charlottesville Community Design Center to learn about the watershed's infrastructure and the impact of development, animals and green growth on the system.
The idea is to take the lesson back to the classroom and get students back outside. "We have television, we have video games, we have the internet, and it's so easy for the kids, my grandchildren included, to stay inside play the games and not be outside to observe the wonderful nature around them," explained Rivanna Conservation Society's Robbi Savage.
The first summit was held in 2006. Organizers hope to hold the summits each year.