Photos: The river rules

Sixth-graders from Rappahannock County Elementary School spent a few hours outside the classroom last Thursday (Sept. 18), learning about the local ecological systems in the nearby Thornton River. Part of the third annual field day sponsored by Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watershed (RappFLOW), the students searched for wildlife in the Thornton River, took casting lessons from volunteers, learned about the effect of rain and runoff on the river, and more.