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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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Meet a member! Dr. Ross Vander Vorste
Meet a member! Dr. Ross Vander Vorste
03/23/2021

The UW-La Crosse Freshwater Ecology Lab (aka the Ross Vander Vorste Lab) studies relationships between freshwater organisms and their environment. They are particularly interested in understanding and quantifying the effects of disturbances (natural and human-induced) on biological communities and... Read More


SFS INSTAR & EMERGE Programs are recruiting!
SFS INSTAR & EMERGE Programs are recruiting!
03/11/2021

The Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) has an exciting new year-round program called Emerge! We are reaching out to announce that applications for both programs are now open through March 15, 2021!   With funding from the National Science Foundation, SFS now has ... Read More


Rivers and lakes are the most degraded ecosystems in the world. Can we save them?
Rivers and lakes are the most degraded ecosystems in the world. Can we save them?
03/02/2021

RIVER Field Studies Network Co-PI Denielle Perry featured in this National Geographic article about the status of the world's freshwater ecosystems Read More


2021 Undergraduate Field Experiences Research Network (U-FERN) Network Meeting, Mar 1 - 5
2021 Undergraduate Field Experiences Research Network (U-FERN) Network Meeting, Mar 1 - 5
03/01/2021

2021 Undergraduate Field Experiences Research Network (U-FERN) Network Meeting, Mar 1 - 5   Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate Field EducationThis is our third annual meeting. Everyone interested in being part of the U-FERN network is welcome to register for the meeting; regi... Read More