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Rice Rivers News and Events

News and events

three students on rocks in the James River look at the rock pool, while others gather at a rock pool in the distance

SOE, Life Sciences awarded $447,000 NOAA grant

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Over 3,300 students to be engaged in meaningful watershed educational experiences

 Katherine Studholme scans through staging red knots while surrounded by shorebird

CCB team spends fifth spring with red knots along South Atlantic Coast

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

For the fifth spring season, Fletcher Smith led a field team working with red knots along the South Atlantic Coast.

graphic of sturgeon courtesy of Duane Raver/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Sturgeon Moon

Monday, September 16, 2019

VCU River Rivers Center researcher Dr. Matt Balazik is featured in Chesapeake Bay Magazine's story.

A hand holding three baby red-cockaded woodpeckers

Hatching rates in Virginia red-cockaded woodpeckers

Friday, September 13, 2019

The red-cockaded woodpecker is federally endangered and the birds in Virginia represent the northernmost population throughout their range.

Jennifer Lewis holding an eaglet

"There are Still Wizards": A film

Friday, September 13, 2019

Dolphin ecologist turned film maker Jennifer Lewis is making a new film titled “There are Still Wizards.”

View from a drone of the Rice Rivers Center

Rice Rivers Center speaks to local NPR station about water resources

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dr. Greg Garman, director of Rice Rivers Center, spoke to Richmond's National Public Radio station affiliate VPM, about local water resources.

Jeff W. Atkins, Ph.D., a post-doctoral researcher in VCU's Department of Biology, uses a lidar system to collect data in a forest at VCU's Rice Rivers Center in 2016. (Photo by Julia Rendleman, University Marketing)

Structurally complex forests better at carbon sequestration

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The field work being done at the Rice Rivers Center contributes to the data researchers need to study carbon sequestration.

Lemaire Monday night out for charity. Proceeds in August to benefit VA Oyster Shell Recycling Program

Lemaire's Monday Night Out for Charity to benefit VOSRP

Monday, August 5, 2019

Every Monday night in August, Lemaire Restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel will donate 5% of food purchased to the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

Oyster in net

Style Weekly recognizes VOSRP during National Oyster Day

Monday, August 5, 2019

Style Weekly's food and drink and drink blog calls out the partner restaurants that work with the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program toward oyster reef restoration.

VCU students in white water rafting and collecting samples on the boulders of the shoreline

VCU leads effort to launch national consortium of universities offering hands-on river education

Friday, August 2, 2019

ENVS faculty push the limits of hands-on undergraduate education with new collaborations and NSF funding opportunities; Rice Rivers Center will host some of the workshops.

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