Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

Female anhinga incubating on a nest in York County, Virginia

Anhingas march north

Friday, August 24, 2018

During the summer of 2018, CCB biologists conducted a three-day, cursory search for anhinga breeding locations .

OAP rafting rafting excursion, summer 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Outdoor Adventure Program)

VCU and the James, a love story

Friday, August 17, 2018

Students wade in the water, researchers study its ecosystems, and artists capture its natural beauty. A look at VCU’s relationship with the James River.

Some of the students from the LFSC 591 Topics: Conservation Filmmaking Class at the VCU Rice Rivers Center pier

Conservation Filmmaking in Life Sciences

Friday, August 10, 2018

Students in the new one-credit course, LFSC 591 Topics: Conservation Filmmaking, spent the summer session learning how to merge art and science.

A photo of VCU at night

50 reasons to love VCU

Friday, August 3, 2018

We know there are more, but here are the top 50 reasons that make VCU such as great place. Rice Rivers Center is one of them.

Artist rendering of 14-square-foot research at Rice Rivers Center

VCU Rice Rivers Center completes fundraising campaign for new research laboratory complex

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The 14,000-square-foot facility will bolster river-related research and provide needed laboratory and office space

Matt Balazik catches a sturgeon in a net. Photo credit: Jamie Brunkow

Matt Balazik Is Working to Restore Prehistoric Sturgeon to James River in Virginia

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Matt Balazik, PhD, is helping to restore the Atlantic sturgeon to the James River in Virginia.

Jeff Corwin, Bryan Watts and Marie Pitts stand on the boat below an osprey nes

Expedition Chesapeake

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Expedition Chesapeake is a multi-media project funded that is designed to educate and inspire the residents of the watershed.

Buckets of shell ready to be placed into the Piankatank River

Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program gathers media attention

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program adds shell to the Piankatank River

A healthy brood of woodpeckers with new bands.

Up and down year for Virginia woodpeckers

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The 2018 breeding season was a roller coaster for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in Virginia.

A pair of adult eagles feed three young on Curles Neck Swamp along the James River

Eagle productivity continues slide

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The 2018 breeding season along the James River continued a trend that has been documented for the past 15 years.

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