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A still of an oyster harvester in the short documentary film “An Oyster’s-Eye View of the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program [View Image]

VCU Rice Rivers Center documentary wins prize at RVA Environmental Film Festival

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The film gives a look at the life cycle of an oyster from the bivalve’s perspective.

Blue Sky Fund Students prepare chocolate pancakes during a camping trip in October at the Rice Rivers Center. Blue Sky Fund and Rice Rivers Center have collaborated to help Richmond's youth explore the outdoors and learn environmental science. Contributed photos courtesy Blue Sky Fund [View Image]

Students in Richmond Public Schools experience the outdoors through Rice Rivers Center partnership

Thursday, February 1, 2018

VCU Rice Rivers Center aims to get more kids outside despite the obstacles through a collaboration with the Richmond-based nonprofit Blue Sky Fund.

Trevor Frost and his father on the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya, on a trip to see the annual migration of wildebeest across the plains. [View Image]

Center for Environmental Studies alumnus captures the world for National Geographic

Monday, January 22, 2018

Center for Environmental Alumnus Trevor Frost captures the world on camera for National Geographic.

Two Team Warbler alumni co-authors of Nature article

Friday, January 19, 2018

Two of Team Warbler's alumni are co-authors of an article published in Nature.

A pair of breeding eagles on breeding territory in Norfolk, Virginia [View Image]

Gender divide in bald eagles

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Unlike many familiar bird species, male and female bald eagles have identical plumage making them difficult to distinguish in the field, but they are not the same.

A male Virginia peregrine [View Image]

Virginia peregrines have mixed year in 2017

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Virginia supported a known population of 29 pairs of peregrine falcons during the 2017 breeding season.

Young male red-cockaded woodpecker ready for transport for Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge [View Image]

Moving woodpeckers 3

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Red-cockaded woodpeckers are moved to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

A sample of more than 40 pounds of cedar waxwings killed along less than 100 meters of Interstate 64 in Virginia [View Image]

Using the sword of Damocles to decapitate The Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Using the sword of Damocles to decapitate The Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Students bag shells for the VOSRP at VCU Rice Rivers Center [View Image]

VOSRP featured in VCU 2016-17 University Annual Report

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

VCU Rice Rivers Center's Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) is one of 10 things VCU did to challenge the norm and make a real difference

Dr. Ed Crawford leads a workshop at VCU Rice Rivers Center for ENVS 201 [View Image]

ENVS 201 2017 Rice Rivers Center Field Day

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Each year, Dr. Vickie Connor’s Introduction to Earth System Science class (ENVS 201) visits the VCU Rice Rivers Center to experience a few typical field research activities.

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