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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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NRS Swiftwater Safety Video Playlist
NRS Swiftwater Safety Video Playlist
11/15/2022

In case you havent seen them, we wanted to share the link to NRS' basic swiftwater safety video playlist. Read More


Student river research featured in WWU giving campaign
Student river research featured in WWU giving campaign
11/07/2022

This is a cool video about river focused student research shared by John McLaughlin that highlight how river field studies can be flagship student activities.  Read More


Webinar recording - Costs & Funding Solutions for River Field Courses
Webinar recording - Costs & Funding Solutions for River Field Courses
10/10/2022

Dear River Field Studies Network colleagues! Based on our 2019 survey of nearly 200 instructors, the costs associated with getting students out on the river, particularly for overnight immersive river field courses, is the biggest barrier to getting classes out on the river.    In this... Read More


Apply now! 2023 River Field Scholar Program
Apply now! 2023 River Field Scholar Program
09/15/2022

Apply now to be a 2023 River Field Studies Scholar! The RIVER Field Studies Network (RIVER) is an NSF Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology  Education framed around connecting rivers, people, and science through immersive field-based education.  Two central objectives of... Read More