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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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River Field Studies Network - Code of Conduct
River Field Studies Network - Code of Conduct
07/08/2022

We are happy to share our RFSN "Code of Conduct" drafted as part of the spring workshops involving the 2022 River Scholars cohort and the members at large. Read More


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