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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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Student Water Symposium
Student Water Symposium
04/12/2021

The SWS is led by Northern Arizona University students advised by River Field Studies Network Co-PI Denielle Perry. Check them out on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/625507017792501 and be sure to bid on their Silent Auction items - https://www.32auctions.com/StudentWaterSymposium202... Read More


America's Most Endangered Rivers
America's Most Endangered Rivers
03/29/2021

Every year, @AmericanRivers partners with local advocates to release America’s #MostEndangeredRivers -- a list of ten rivers facing serious threats, in need of urgent action. Register for the 2021 online announcement! Read More


Field courses help young people see the real world - Andrew L. Rypel
Field courses help young people see the real world - Andrew L. Rypel
03/28/2021

“How will our society be capable of protecting nature if many have never fully experienced it?” Field courses don’t solve this problem alone, but they do address the root of the problem for those who take them. Field courses also represent an opportunity to aid in diversifying th... Read More


2021 Fieldwork Toolkit Leadership Training Series
2021 Fieldwork Toolkit Leadership Training Series
03/25/2021

Check out these great free field safety lectures and resources that resulted from the UC Field Research Safety Center Online training series that just wrapped up. What a great program! Topics include: Trip Planning: Risk Management for Field Settings, Creating, Enforcing, and Promoting Saf... Read More