Past research projects have included
biological survey work for:
* New York Department of Environmental Conservation,
* Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
*Manitoba Department of Natural Resources
* New York State Wildlife Pathology Office
* Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe
* Colorado Biological Survey
* Mississippi Headwaters Board
* Minnesota Rivers Council
* U.S. Forest Service
Past educational projects
and programs have included:
* National Council for Geographic Education (Women in Geography Committee)
* Geological Society of America (Geocaching / EarthCaching program)
* Public Information Office--Environmental Protection Agency (Region 6)
* World Dragonfly Association/ International Congress of Odonatology
* Concordia Language Villages Waldsee/ Grune Welle Program
* New York DEC Rogers Environmental Education Center,
* Neilson-Spearhead Environmental Education Center,
* Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
* Land of Lakes Girl Scout Council,
* Bemidji Young Explorers program.
* German Goethe Institute
River's Edge Geographics is a resource for environmental science, geography,
and education. We are currrently based in northern Minnesota, where we engage
in professional research and consulting work in the areas of:
* historical geography and cartography
* biological survey and habitat conservation
* geographic and environmental education
programming and curriculum development;
* and other projects in the realm of cultural geography,
such as the preservation of traditonal folk arts,
indigenous cultures, and heritage landscapes.
Recent work includes conducting stream surveys for the MN Pollution Control Agency; monitoring Scientific Natural Area habitats for the Minnesota DNR; working with colleagues of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in developing a cross-border watershed monitoring network; serving as a scientific advisor and reviewer for the National Geographic Education Foundation's Freshwater Education materials; and contributing to the NGS "Great Nature" Biodiversity mapping project.
Ongoing work includes serving as a project director and teacher-consultant for the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE), leading innovative teacher field trips and workshops funded through MAGE by the National Geographic Education Foundation, and assisting in the development of unique and exciting educational materials for geography and environmental education in schools and classrooms.
We offer other kinds of educational outreach through our MAGE-affiliated resource lending library for educators in northern Minnesota, and by developing exhibits and presenting topical lectures and Living History programs for schools and other organizations such as: Scout groups and other Youth Programs; Minnesota State Parks and the DNR Master Naturalist program; regional Historical Societies and Academies of Lifelong Learning; and cultural organizations such as the Armenian Cultural Organization of Minnesota, the Minnesota Irish Fair, the White Oak Living History Center, the Concordia Language Villages, and the International Institute of Minnesota's Festival of Nations.
We are particularly excited about our latest venture in educational documentary film production, made in collaboration with northern Minnesota's Lakeland Public Television. Be on the lookout for the upcoming debut of several films, beginning with the much anticipated premier of NA MAIRA CEILTI: A Tale of Grace O'Malley and the Irish Seas, which is produced in cooperation with Lakeland PBS and the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education, with MAGE funding from the National Geographic Education Foundation and the Minnesota Irish Fair and Irish Legacy Fund.
Our next film project for MAGE, a mini-series already in production courtesy of a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Legacy Grant, features the expeditions of explorers who came to Minnesota looking for the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Entitled VERITAS CAPUT: The science and politics of defining the "True Source" of the Mississippi River, this film project also has an associated website with an on-line interactive map which will soon feature film vignettes showing the "where" of each explorer's story, as well as the "when."
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We also operate the River's Edge Press, featuring
* traditional printmaking and map production;
* handbound journey books and atlases;
* editing, layout, and graphic design
for commercial production of
library-quality books related to our
various educational projects and themes.
MAGE conservation study tour and canoe trek on the
Sibun River, Mayan Highlands, Belize
Teacher study group, Political and Cultural Geography of the Rhine Valley, Germany
Teacher field trip, earth science and
physical geography of Iceland
MAGE Teacher field trip,
Oceanography and Caribbean Reef Conservation
Girl Scout kayak trip, Mississippi River
Teacher field trip, Geology and Geography of
Lake Superior's North Shore
Odonate surveys in Minnesota, Colorado, New York, Germany, Slovenia and Manitoba
Aquatic habitat field trip, Nine-Mile Swamp,
Brookfield State Forest, New York
Lab studies, environmental impact assessments
St Lawrence River, New York
Science camp at the CLV Waldsee German Village