ALTON – The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center’s
(NGRRECsm) April Neighbor Nights event will showcase the research
being completed by several of the center’s spring interns.
month’s Neighbor Night will be both in-person and broadcasted virtually. It will
take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday April 19. There will be a 30-minute
field station tour starting at 6:15 p.m., followed by the intern presentation
starting at 7 p.m.
will receive valuable experience from presenting at our April Neighbor Nights
event,” Director of Environmental Education Sarah Fisher said. “This
opportunity prepares our interns to present their research findings at future
professional conferences or symposia.
presentations will focus on the following topics:
and conducting data analysis of fecal bacteria levels in the Prairie du
Pont and Judy’s Branch watersheds; generating a baseline set of water
quality data – Research by Betsy Papin
and analyzing field sampling data to see how land management effects
eastern whip-poor-will occupancy in Southwestern Illinois – Research by Jacob
trends of both nitrogen-15 and oxygen-18 isotopes found within nitrate
ions from tile drain samples taken at Allerton Farm, a core site for the
Critical Network Interface project – Research by Adriana Brown
Neighbor Night is a hybrid event. Participants wanting to join remotely will
need to register at https://conta.cc/3uK3zyU.
The virtual portion will begin at 7 p.m. with the start of the presentations.
All registrants will receive a Zoom link before the event.
more information contact Fisher at email@example.com or (618) 468-2783.
Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC ℠ )
in 2002 as a collaborative partnership between the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign and Lewis and Clark Community College, NGRREC is dedicated to
the study of great river systems and the communities that use them. 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.