Partners (alphabetical order)
Army Corps of Engineers
ACE is an engineering and water resource agency dedicated to maintaining a proper and healthy balance of the varying uses of the Nation’s waterways. Our partnership includes curriculum collaboration and trip logistics.
Canadian Wildlife Federation
CWF is dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world, and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. Title sponsor for OAR Northwest’s last ocean rowing expedition, they are assisting AMR with technical logistics, outreach and other support.
The Izaak Walton League
IWLA is a nationwide grassroots conservation organization protecting our country’s natural heritage and outdoor recreation for all. We are partnering with them for logistical support, curriculum (www.creekfreaks.net) and outreach.
The National Great Rivers Reaserch & Education Center
NGRREC studies the ecology of the big rivers, the workings of the watersheds that feed them, and the ties to the river communities that use them. They will be helping us with outreach, logistics, school visits and research. The center aspires to be a leader in scholarly research, education, and outreach related to the interconnectedness of large rivers, their floodplains, watersheds, and their associated communities.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is home to museum exhibits on the culture and history of America’s rivers. They will be hosting the rowers, and assisting with outreach.
The River Mile
The River Mile is a network of educators, students, resource managers, scientists and environmental educators in the Columbia River Watershed sharing what they know and learn about the Columbia River Watershed and sharing best practices, lessons learned, examples of participation, links to resources and collecting and sharing real world scientific data.
OAR Northwest Education Team
Drs. Brant G. Miller and R. Justin Hougham are the OAR Northwest education team with over ten years of Adventure Learning (AL) Education. They have been working with OAR Northwest since 2012 to turn our adventures into teaching tools.
The Thrash Lab
LSU Biology Department professor, Dr. Cameron Thrash, studies the relationships between microorganisms and biogeochemical cycles, particularly in marine systems. Learn more about our research partnership here.
Atmospheric Sciences (Student Chapter) – University of Washington
5-day weather forecasts are provided by the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at UW, a group of undergrad and graduate students interested in weather and climate. The team is lead by PhD students, Jen DeHart and Liz Maroon.
Seaglider Fabrication Center – University of Washington
The Seaglider Fabrication Center (SFC) of the University of Washington builds Seagliders™ to study the ocean. SFC manger, Dr. Fritz Stahr, is Chief OARNW Scientist and is assisting in all aspects of science projects related to our expeditions.
Voyages of Rediscovery
A river based environmental education program, facilitating educational trips in 30 foot voyager canoes. While allowing for ample lecture and activity time on and off the water, the majority of student learning comes from paddling side by side ones classmates and the teamwork and leadership skills gained from such an expedition.
River Life – University of Minnesota
River Life, a broadly inclusive program of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, uses social media, a digital atlas, and case studies to define the discussions and practices that will create inclusive, sustainable rivers. We will be partnering with them to provide content for their River Atlas interactive map.