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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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Strategies for Assessment in Field Studies with Dr. Emily Ward
Strategies for Assessment in Field Studies with Dr. Emily Ward
03/11/2022

Check out our most recent River Field Studies Network web workshop - Strategies for Assessment in Field Studies with Dr. Emily Ward of UC Boulder CIRES and UFERN. TCIRES stands for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. The Education and Outreach program at CIRES is the go... Read More


Exploring opportunities to connect river field curriculum to current momentum in US river protections
Exploring opportunities to connect river field curriculum to current momentum in US river protections
02/18/2022

Watch now!   Exploring opportunities to connect river field curriculum to current momentum in US river protections - 18 Feb - 1pmPT/4pmET Katherine Schmidt Lapham River Conservation Fellow at American Rivers (https://www.americanrivers.org/about/staff/katie-schmidt/) joins The River Field St... Read More


Meet River Field Studies Scholar, Geographer, Luke Ward!
Meet River Field Studies Scholar, Geographer, Luke Ward!
02/11/2022

Luke Ward is another of our 2022 cohort of River Field Studies Scholars and alum of the recent Rogue River Rendezvous last Fall. As a human geographer trained in the multidisciplinary field of political ecology, Luke understands local instances of environmental change to be rooted to local- reg... Read More


Free showing of "River of Return" and Panel Discussion with River Newe
Free showing of "River of Return" and Panel Discussion with River Newe
02/10/2022

Please join us for a free screening of 'River of Return' and panel featuring @river.newe for RVA Environmental Film Festival  Follow Jessica and Sammy Matsaw, Shoshone-Bannock tribal members and co-founders of River Newe, as they share their story about hope, resilience and resurgence, and... Read More