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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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Joe Cutler shares National Geographic expedition to survey Gabon's Ogooue River, Africa's Last Wild River.
Joe Cutler shares National Geographic expedition to survey Gabon's Ogooue River, Africa's Last Wild River.
02/26/2021

Please consider joining us for a special river-focused VCU ENVS Careers & Conversations hour with National Geographic Young Explorer Joe Cutler on Friday, Feb. 26th, 11am-12pm Eastern time.   [Update 3/24 - Here is the full recording of Joe's interview - https://youtu.be/VTUHnN4... Read More


Talk+Water Podcast with Joe Underhill - River Semester, Students Paddle Down the Mississippi River
Talk+Water Podcast with Joe Underhill - River Semester, Students Paddle Down the Mississippi River
01/15/2021

Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler talks with Joe Underhill, Associate Professor of Political Science and Program Director of the River Semester (https://www.augsburg.edu/river/), Environmental Studies Program and Human Rights Forum at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Un... Read More


FLOW River Program Coordinator & Lecturer in Adventure Education School of Education & Department of Adventure Education Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado
FLOW River Program Coordinator & Lecturer in Adventure Education School of Education & Department of Adventure Education Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado
12/22/2020

Position Summary This position is responsible for leading and coordinating a new college-wide river program with a diverse mission to serve academic departments, co-curricular programs, other Fort Lewis College stakeholders (e.g., alumni), and community-based clients. The position also includes teac... Read More


Meet our James Changers – Shawn Ralston – JRA’s Program Director
Meet our James Changers – Shawn Ralston – JRA’s Program Director
12/02/2020

On the evening of March 17th, I – alongside my fellow directors and our CEO – made the inevitable decision that our very passionate and dedicated James River Association (JRA) staff would need to telework. At that point in time it felt temporary, but 8 months in, we now know different. T... Read More