(WTVM) - More than 100 educators from across the Chattahoochee Valley teamed up to beat the heat in a fun way Tuesday.
Teachers and administrators from Muscogee County, Phenix City and Russell County got together and spent the day white water rafting on the Chattahoochee River.
The event is a way for staff in all three districts to spend time together and learn more about each other and the environment.
"It was an opportunity for educators from all three counties, Russell, Phenix City, Muscogee County, all to come together and enjoy the river being that this is an integral part of all three of our counties," said Muscogee County Superintendent David Lewis.
"It was a great time; we learned a lot of things about the history of Phenix City and Columbus area," said Rebecca Johnston, assistant principal at Russell County High School ." We also learned a little bit about the habitat that would be good in the science classroom."
"We learned about the Alabama shad fish that were endangered and know because of the water flow, they're coming back and the blue herring habitats, we got to see some of those," added Becky Butler, first grade teacher at River Road Elementary.
Today's rafting event was sponsored by Troy University, Columbus State University and Uptown Columbus.