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Red River Center for Watershed Education


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Contact Person(s):

Charles Fritz, Director
International Water Institute

Box 5057, Fargo, ND 58105
Work: (701) 231-9747
Cell: (701) 388-0861
Fax: (701) 231-5613

International Water Institute
Joe Courneya/Steve Maanum
1301 12th ave N Fargo, ND 58105
(701) 231-5266

Physical Address:

1301 12th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58105


Located on the North side of the NDSU campus in Fargo Follow 19th ave. North to the campus entrance at 18th st North go ½ block south to research park drive and watch for building signs.

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Mission (Abstract)

The Red River Center for Watershed Education was formed to create and implement education and professional programs in watershed science. The Center partners with K-12 and community education, resource management professionals, and decision makers in an effort to enhance leadership capacity and decision making in surface water quality issues affecting the Red River of the North Watershed. The Center serves as the catalyst organization whose mission transcends across the basin without constraints of state or provincial jurisdictions.

Additional Organization Description

Center Initiatives

Develop K-12 & community education activities that enhance leadership development through engagement.

Develop continuing education & professional development activities for educators and natural resource managers.

Identify basin-wide watershed education strategies linked to state, provincial and national outcomes & content standards.

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Watershed Education

The Center provides leadership in developing educational programs and activities which span basin-wide. Watershed education provides opportunities to break down barriers that hinder understanding between state and international boundaries. The Center is the leader and catalyst in developing a seamless watershed education program with content standards, monitoring and assessment protocols, and connections at the community, K-12, and post secondary education levels. The focus of our work is on partnership building for the benefit of the citizens living within the Red River of the North Watershed.

Professional Development

The Red River and You Teachers Institute is a professional development opportunity for teachers, educators, and community leaders; and is held in July of each year. The 2005 conference is scheduled for July 17-21 in the Fergus Falls, Minnesota area. The training is designed to help educators understand and incorporate Red River of the North Watershed education activities into their learning outcomes.



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