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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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Winter Newsletter
Winter Newsletter
12/17/2021

The winter 2021 River Field Studies Network Newsletter just dropped. Check it out! Read More


Recruiting River Field Instructors!
Recruiting River Field Instructors!
12/02/2021

Recruiting Now! RIVER Instructor & Curriculum Professional Development Program   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 educ... Read More


UFERN BioScience Pre-print
UFERN BioScience Pre-print
11/11/2021

A pre-print of the UFERN BioScience Paper, "Designing & Studying Student-Centered Undergraduate Field Experiences: The UFERN Model" is now available "Undergraduate field experiences (UFEs), where students learn and sometimes live together in nature, are critical for the field-based science disc... Read More


RFSN on TALK + WATER Podcast
RFSN on TALK + WATER Podcast
10/26/2021

Dr. Todd Votteler interviews Dr. Denielle Perry, a water resource geographer and Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University in the School of Earth and Sustainability. Perry is the Director of the Free Flowing Rivers Lab (https://denielleperry.com/research/). In addition, she is one of the le... Read More