Calling all River Loving Professors!

Learn how the River Studies and Leadership Certificate opens the study and practice of river management for students, seasoned with your commitment to healthy water resources and safe recreation on our nation’s rivers.

Professors who understand the wonder, complexity and environmental imperative of river study, protection and management are invited to attend an information session on the River Studies and Leadership Certificate (RSLC), a program offered by the River Management Society (RMS) that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for river-based careers.

VCU Highlands Biological Study. Photo by James Vonesh.

Attendees will learn how the RSLC introduces students to a unique set of interdisciplinary study experiences and professional opportunities, and what is required of schools interested in offering this timely program.

RSLC students explore and study river systems in ways that integrate the life and earth sciences, policy and conservation, socio-cultural and economic factors, and education and recreation. In addition to the river-based coursework, students have several opportunities to network with and learn from current and retired river professionals. Graduates of the program have gone on to work for the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and several private companies in fields like aquatic science, fisheries management, hydrology, geographic information systems (GIS) and outdoor recreation. 

If you are an educator in any of these or related areas, RMS enthusiastically invites you to attend one of two  information sessions to learn more about offering the RSLC:

  • Friday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. ET (Register)

  • Monday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. ET (Register)

Please share this invitation with:

Advisors at colleges and universities who want to enhance their programs and help students both understand the matrix of disciplines inherent in the wise management of rivers and be introduced to the national network of river professionals involved in the study, protection and management of rivers.


Published Jan. 20, 2022

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