Welcome to the 2013-14 season and the 6th year of The River Mile!
Our traditional fall workshop will be held on September 26, 2013. More details to follow, but we will be taking a closer look at crayfish!
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Groups
If you want a ranger-conducted program they are available beginning September 30, 2013. 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?
Mules were the utility muscle for life in the late 1800s. When the Fort was active in the 1880s-1890s, over 60 mules made the historic stables their home. They had names like Kiep, Sally, or Ol' No. 7.