One of the goals of the Stream Ecology Center is to integrate research and teaching. In particular, we have a special interest in field-based learning. Students participating in our classes and research projects gain in-the-water experience, including opportunities to study river systems in remote wilderness settings. In addition to formal courses in Freshwater Ecology, Stream Ecology, and graduate seminars in advanced topics, we involve numerous undergraduate students in research projects. Contact us if you are interested!
Watershed Education and Community Outreach
We also work locally and regionally to communicate our research with the public and especially to raise watershed awareness in our community. Contact us if you are interested in having us visit your organization or classroom. Click here to take a virtual tour of the Portneuf, or here to learn more about the Portneuf Watershed, and to view real-time water quality data for the Portneuf River. Click here to learn about the documentary film "Riverwebs," an effort led Freshwaters Illustrated, and that highlights research conducted by Dr. Baxter and colleagues around the world.