Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

Eagle nest on the Patuxent Naval Air Station where great blue heron tarsus was recovered

A heron’s tale

Thursday, October 4, 2018

On May 1, 2018 while banding on the Patuxent Naval Air Station in Maryland, a great blue heron tarsal bone was found in one of the eagle nests.

Peregrine flying in the air

Female peregrines under pressure

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The 2018 breeding season was a rebuilding year for peregrine falcons in Virginia.

Laughing gull in flight over a marsh along the seaside of the Delmarva Peninsula

Losing ground to sea-level rise

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Like a loud traveling party, the laughing gulls would return to their marshes each April with their raucous calls and showy flights.

VCU Rice Rivers Center

September 13 Open House at Rice Rivers Center canceled

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

VCU Rice Rivers Center cancels September 13 open house

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.

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