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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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Only 17% of Rivers are Protected
Only 17% of Rivers are Protected
05/12/2021

RFSN Co-PI, Denielle Perry helped lead a new study about the fate of freshwater ecosystems released today by the journal Sustainability finds that only 17 percent of rivers globally are both free-flowing and within protected areas, leaving many of these highly-threatened systems­&mdash... Read More


Summer 2021 River Rendezvous Applications due 30 April
Summer 2021 River Rendezvous Applications due 30 April
04/30/2021

Dear RIVER Field Studies Network Members,   We have exciting news and a great opportunity to share!   Subject to conditions shaped by the pandemic and pace of vaccinations, the NSF-RCN-UBE Incubator steering committee is planning an in-person river rendezvous July 28 -August 4, 2021... Read More


Virtual tours of River Landscapes by Terrain360
Virtual tours of River Landscapes by Terrain360
04/14/2021

Weren't able to join us yesterday for the special sessions the River Field Studies Network hosted at the RMS River Symposium: Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals yesterday? At work today and can't get out on the river? Check out this "special edition" virtual tour of the James River through downtown Ric... Read More


Registration is open! 2021 River Management Symposium: From Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals
Registration is open! 2021 River Management Symposium: From Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals
04/12/2021

2021 River Management Symposium: From Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals April 12-15, 2021   Registration is open! Presented by the River Management Society, in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, celebrating the&nb... Read More