Northeastern State University Offers New River-Based Program

KTUL - January 11, 2023 6:52 am

A new dam on the Arkansas River being constructed. (KTUL)

Northeastern State University announced a new program that will allow students to earn a River Studies and Leadership Certificate.

The university partnered with the River Management Society to offer the program.

“The certificate helps prepare students for a variety of river-based careers through interdisciplinary coursework, hands-on professional experience and opportunities to meet and learn from current river professionals,” RMS River Training Center Coordinator Angie Fuhrmann said. “Students will get to explore and study river systems in ways that integrate the life and earth sciences, policy and conservation, socio-cultural and economic factors, education and recreation.”

Students in the program would receive a free one-year membership to RMS, which includes a subscription to the RMS Journal and access to national and regional river trips and virtual and in-person workshops.

“Given the importance ecologically, economically and culturally of the Illinois River and the other state scenic rivers in Oklahoma, partnering with RMS for this certificate is a natural fit,” said Dr. Lizz Waring, assistant professor of biology and RSLC advisor at NSU. “We are excited to offer this program to the next generation of river leaders here in northeast Oklahoma.”


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