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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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UW Future Rivers presents - A Conversation with Eddy Harris and Film Screening on Oct 14
UW Future Rivers presents - A Conversation with Eddy Harris and Film Screening on Oct 14
09/24/2021

“The message of exclusion has always been that it is not ours, not for us. Not the good jobs, not the best neighborhoods, not the good schools, not the finer things in life. Doing, being -- in nature and in all manner of activities -- contradicts the message. Being in nature reminds us that,... Read More


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources
09/21/2021

Denielle Perry chair of the Diversity, Outreach, & Membership Committee compiled this great list of  DEI resources for field studies. Debuting here, soon to migrate and live on the drop down menu above. The spreadsheet has tabs for "Instructional Resources", "Films & Webinars", "Field R... Read More


What is a river?
What is a river?
08/23/2021

Great podcast from River Radius entitled "What is a river" featuring Dr. David Montgomery of UW   Read More


Summer 2021 Newsletter  - Five-Year Project Funded by NSF!
Summer 2021 Newsletter - Five-Year Project Funded by NSF!
08/19/2021

Five-Year Project Funded by NSF! (and other news) We are excited to announce that the proposal we submitted in January to transition the River Field Studies Network from Incubator to a full RCN-UBE has been fully funded by NSF. Feedback from stakeholders was an essential component of developing a fi... Read More