Category Archives: education

The Horror of a Salmon’s Wheel of Misfortune

By Miranda Tilcock Salmon in the Stream 10 little salmon eggs, resting in a redd 1 was covered in silt, now the egg is dead 9 little alevin, with their yolks attached, 1 was washed away, and never made it … Continue reading

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Water is for fighting over? – a review of John Fleck’s recent book

By Jay Lund Most expressions on Western water issues are reflex or studied advocacy favoring a single viewpoint or opposing other viewpoints.  A minority provide thoughtful and reasonably balanced insights.  John Fleck’s new book, “Water is for fighting over” is … Continue reading

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How ecogeomorphology changed my life

by Tyler Goodearly For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to study fish. Like my idols, Jacques Cousteau, or Steve Irwin, or Jeff Corwin, I too had the “fish itch,” and I knew I must follow this passion. … Continue reading

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Ecogeomorphology: A Transformative Expedition Education

This week, the Center for Watershed Sciences is proud to feature our flagship education course, Ecogeomorphology. What began as a collaboration between then-Professors Jeffrey Mount and Peter Moyle to introduce students to cross-discipline thinking in expedition settings has developed into … Continue reading

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California WaterBlog survey and recommended reads

by Ann Willis Editor’s note: The survey link is now closed. Thank you to all who participated! If you have feedback, feel free to comment directly on this post. A. Willis 9/22/2016 As the water year comes to an end, … Continue reading

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Visualizing Flows – A Sandbox Experience with Modeling

by Jeanette Newmiller In winter quarter 2016, Dr. Colleen Bronner of the UC Davis Department of Civil Engineering gathered a small group of graduate students and posed a challenge. To support new education standards involving teaching engineering methods throughout K-12 … Continue reading

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Wanted: student scientists looking for inspiration and adventure

By Sarah Yarnell and Ann Willis Every spring for the past 12 years, a class of a dozen or so UC Davis undergraduates ride a river in the American West for a learning adventure like none other in their college … Continue reading

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Hike Tuolumne Meadows — without breaking a sweat

  Opening scene of the Tuolumne Meadows Virtual Hike. Source: UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, Google Maps. Take the Tuolumne Meadows Virtual Hike By Sarah Yarnell To enjoy the full sweep of Yosemite’s lush and lovely Tuolumne Meadows, as shown … Continue reading

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Environmental science students rise to storytelling challenge

Trailer for “Stream Macroinvertebrates, A Love Story,” by UC Davis student Kyle Phillips By Sarah Yarnell Every spring for the past 12 years, a class of a dozen or so UC Davis undergraduates ride a river in the American West … Continue reading

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A confluence of whitewater and watershed scientists

UC Davis watershed scientists immerse themselves in rafting guide training on the South Fork American River, April 2013. Video by Eric Holmes By Chris Bowman Researchers here at the multidisciplinary UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences convey the power and … Continue reading

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