Dive into the Buffalo Niagara Watershed with River Academy!
Fall 2013 registration is open.
The River Academy program features local experts sharing their passion for Niagara River hydrology, geology, ecology, contamination issues, land use impacts, restoration project design, mapping, stream assessment and more. Sessions will include field trips and hands-on workshops. Participants will receive a certificate upon graduation. River Academy provides an exciting opportunity for professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of Niagara watershed issues, students in need of hands-on field experience, teachers seeking professional development, and all other fans of our amazing waterways!
Riverkeeper has partnered with Erie County Community (ECC) College to provide this program, so course credits are available to participating students. ECC course credits are fully transferable to most SUNY schools. Registration is now open.
River Academy classes will be held on Saturday mornings at the Riverkeeper office and field locations.
To register for course credit visit www.ecc.edu and register for PH 122/123, River Academy.
If you do not need course credit fill out this form: River Academy Registration. You will receive a certificate of completion and be recognized at our end of semester picnic!
If you would like to apply for a scholarship: River Academy II Scholarship Application
For questions or more information about River Academy, contact Robbyn Drake at 852-7483 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonials from past students
I signed up for River Academy because I am interested in entering the Biology field, either through ecology/conservation biology or through botany. I heard about it through a fellow student who had already taken it, and it wound up being my favorite course that semester. I looked forward to each class, but my favorite was the tour of the Buffalo Sewage Plant. It was really interesting to see where all the waste goes, and learn that even though we frequently have overflows, that the plant gives off minimal waste, and harvests methane to run the incinerators. The tour guide we had was extremely informative.
- Jo Johnson (Spring 2013)