Children with the Boys and Girls Club spent the day Friday learning about fish and other wildlife that exist within the Little River in Walland.

The Tennessee Valley Authority teamed up with Conservation Fisheries, Inc., Little River Watershed Association and the Ft. Craig Boys and Girls Club for their Little River Stream School.

The purpose of the school was to give children a first-hand look at the aquatic wildlife in one of the most diverse river systems in the North America.

 Patrick Rakes, Co-director of Conservation Fisheries, Inc., says most of the children were surprised by the amount of different wildlife in the river.

The Little River flows through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.