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Undergraduate STEM Field Studies on US Rivers

Field studies have a rich history in higher education with effective active learning pedagogy that immerses students in the environment, helping to transform them into the next generation of scientists.

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Upcoming Studies

KLAMATH BASIN FIELD COURSE
07/09/2022 - 07/22/2022

During this action-packed 14-day field course (July 9 - 22), students will focus on the restoration of the Klamath Basin while studying its social-ecological systems, drawing on local cultural perspectives and historic and present-day human relationships with wildlife and the environment. Students w... Read More


SALMON & SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
07/14/2022 - 07/29/2022

Rivers 2 Reefs Field Institute and The College of Idaho offer:  Salmon and Society of the Pacific Northwest (ENV 299T) Summer 2022   Pacific salmon and steelhead migrate 900 miles to spawn in the same high mountain streams in which they were born.  Join us on an adventure in... Read More

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Latest News

Leveraging iNaturalist to support biodiversity literacy around rivers
Leveraging iNaturalist to support biodiversity literacy around rivers
03/22/2022

I've begun developing an iNaturalist Project to support biodiversity literacy for undergraduate learning objectives on our VCU James River field course, "Footprints on the James". This overview project harvests all > 63,000 + observations of 5,000+ species by 4,000+ observers within a narrow buff... Read More


Meet Aaron Koning - another RFSN 2022 River Scholar
Meet Aaron Koning - another RFSN 2022 River Scholar
03/22/2022

Meet River Field Studies Network 2022 River Scholar, Aaron Koning, National Geographic Young Explorer & Postdoc at University of Nevada, Reno - http://www.aaronkoning.com/research     Read More


Cape Fear Watershed Project (CFWP): Watersheds for Place-Based, Experiential Education
Cape Fear Watershed Project (CFWP): Watersheds for Place-Based, Experiential Education
03/16/2022

Congrats to RFSN member and Rogue Rendezvous veteran Dr. Sarah Praskievicz in the Department of Geography, Environment and Sustainability at UNC-Greensboro and her team for being awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their grant "Cape Fear Watershed Project (CFWP): Water... Read More


Meet Elise Chapman - 2022 River Field Studies Scholar
Meet Elise Chapman - 2022 River Field Studies Scholar
03/16/2022

Meet another of our first cohort of River Field Studies Scholars, Elise Chapman, Instructor in the Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. Read More