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Kaycee Faunce, William Shuart and Anna Mika at the 2020 ERSI Federal GIS Conference [View Image]

Faculty and students attend 2020 Federal GIS User Conference

Monday, February 24, 2020

They join more than 5,000 participants from around the country in Washington, D.C.

Students from Charles City County Public Schools joined (back row, from left) teacher Yolanda Smith and Dr. James Vonesh, assistant director of the Center for Environmental Studies, to share their BEST in Bay Watersheds results with (back row, from center) Keith Westbrook and Birdie H. Jamison from the legislative staff of Del. Delores L. McQuinn. [View Image]

Local students visit State Capitol as part of STEM grant

Monday, February 24, 2020

BEST in Bay Watersheds promotes learning outdoors and in the classroom

Aerial view of Rice Rivers Center - the pier, the education building and the wetlands [View Image]

2020 Rice Summer Scholars Request for Proposals announced

Friday, February 21, 2020

The VCU Rice Rivers Center will fund competitive research awards to students working on a directed thesis, dissertation, or independent study in 2020

50 participants at Rice River Center conference room discussing the control of invasive fish species [View Image]

Rice Rivers Center hosts meeting on invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Over 50 individuals representing all of the Bay States learned about new science on invasive species.

VCU researcher holds juvenile sturgeon [View Image]

Rice Rivers Center part of NOAA's Sturgeon recovery effort

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rice Rivers Center partners with NOAA to support Atlantic Sturgeon recovery effort in the Chesapeake Bay.

Wild celery grass just before being transplanted into a seagrass restoration site on a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay in May 2019 - Original Credit: Gabby Troutman - Original Source: CBF/Gabby Troutman (Gabby Troutman / HANDOUT) [View Image]

Rice Rivers Center part of Grasses for the Masses

Friday, January 10, 2020

The center is part of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's initiative.

Girl Scout Troop 5184 in back of the VCU Rice Rivers sign [View Image]

Local Girl Scout troop blaze a trail at VCU Rice Rivers Center

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Late summer, six scouts from a local Girl Scout troop partnered with VCU OAP to build a trail through the forest at VCU Rice Rivers Center.

Kimages Wetland Complex education building interior with doors open overlooking the wetlands at Rice Rivers Center [View Image]

Support from Universal Leaf Foundation turns new waterfront complex into reality

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The complex includes a new education building, renovation of the former YMCA wooden pier, and the addition of a floating dock.

Oyster in net [View Image]

VOSRP part of Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Volunteers from the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program collected shell from the Virginia Living Museum's 8th Annual Oyster Roast.

A bird bander holds a black rail. As recently as 1990, the eastern black rail was a common bird found in marshes along the Chesapeake Bay. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, citing the inundation of nests from more frequent storms and increasingly high tides, has proposed listing the bird as threatened. (Woody Woodrow / USFWS) [View Image]

Scientists raise alarm as North American bird populations plummet

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Climate change, loss of habitat particularly devastating for coastal, meadow and forest species

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