Welcome to the 2013-14 season and the 6th year of The River Mile!
We will be offering new professional development opportunities as well as the introductory webinar beginin in March 2014. Training topics and dates will be announced soon!
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Groups
If you want a ranger-conducted program they are available beginning January 14, 2014. Make your reservations by submitting the classroom reservation form and/or thepark visits reservation form to the park's education specialist. If you are planning to visit your site on your own (you don't need any assitance from park staff), please let the park know by submitting the teacher conducted reservation form.
Lake Roosevelt area TRM participants may also borrow equipment from the park. We can not ship any of the equipment, so it is available for pickup, drop off and rendezvous only. To make a reservation return both reservation forms. Reservation form 1 and Reservation form 2. The equipment loan list is updated periodically, so check back to see if addtional items may be available.
The River Mile Crayfish Study
The River Mile Student Science Symposium
The symposium offers K-12th grade students and teachers the opportunity to explore natural and cultural resources to learn about the environment and how scientists and natural resource managers learn about and manage our natural resources. Keynote speakers, special presentations and concurrent sessions are selected to enhance students understanding of the program's essential question: "How do relationships among components of an ecosystem affect watershed health?"
Classes of students participate in concurrent sessions, facilitated by scientists and environmental educators, which look at specific aspects of natural resource management. Examples of concurrent sessions are: water quality testing, invasive species, using GPS units, birding, land use and recreation.
Did You Know?
A common rumor at Lake Roosevelt is that the National Park Service controls the lake level. This is not true. The lake level is controlled by Bureau of Reclamation computers that optimize lake levels for only five things: flood control, power production, irrigation, dam repairs, and salmon runs.