News

Oct
8
2021
October 08, 2021 – [Waco] – Today, Baylor University’s Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) joins elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country as part of the seventh annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.
Sep
30
2021
The Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) is a center focused on supporting research, education and outreach related to aquatic sciences. CRASR was organized in 2003 as a formal partnership between Baylor University and the City of Waco. This newsletter is designed to inform you about some of the exciting developments happening in CRASR. And we have a LOT of exciting things happening. Each newsletter will highlight some new research as well as current activities taking place in CRASR. But check our our web site for more details about our work.

Robert Doyle, Director
Sep
28
2021
Community-based learning strengthens the connection between schools and the surrounding community, therefore increasing community engagement for participating students and making learning more meaningful (Prast and Viegut 2016).
Connected Science Learning July-August 2021 (Volume 3, Issue 4)
By Suzanne Nesmith, Charlie Walter, Sandi Cooper, Cole Matson, Tisha Emerson, Melissa Mullins, Julia Daniel, and Paul Martens
Sep
24
2021
Research Highlights
Check out this recent publication in Ecology and Evolution that used genomic and survey information to establish conservation units to promote recovery of two threathened freshwater mussel species, the Texas Heelsplitter (Potamilus amphicahenus) and Brazos Heelsplitter (Potamilus streckersoni).
Image credit: Chase Smith, used with permission.
Sep
23
2021
Matagorda Bay B-WET Program
CRASR faculty and staff conducted a professional development workshop in June in the Matagorda Bay to interact with high school teachers about engaging their students with water resources in their communities.
Image credit: Stephanie Wong, used with permission
Sep
23
2021
Meet the Scientist
Join CRASR at the Mayborn Museum for Meet the Scientist (Sun Sept. 26) and Sic ‘Em Science Day (Sat Oct. 23rd). We’ll be doing hands-on activities focused on water in our community and the Brazos River!
Image credit: Melissa Mullins, used with permission.
Sep
21
2021
Lake Waco Wetlands News
Heart of Texas Master Naturalists assist Baylor Biology Ph.D. candidate Sunshyne Hendrix at the Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) mesocosm facility at the Lake Waco Wetlands. Her research helps us understand the flood tolerance of wetland plants, including aggressive species such as cattails (Typha sp.)
Image credit: Nora Schell, used with permission
Sep
20
2021
Outreach Happenings
CRASR hosted a Water Festival in June at the South Waco Library. Water Festivals are a great way for all ages to learn about water in our community- contact us if you are in the Waco area and are interested in partnering on a water festival!
Image credit: Melissa Mullins, used with permission.
Sep
19
2021
Mayborn Museum’s Exploring Water Mini Monday
Even the littlest learners were engaged at the Mayborn Museum’s Exploring Water Mini Monday event in July.
Image Credit: Melissa Pennington, used with permission.
Sep
18
2021
Coming up at CRASR
The Baylor Aquatic Science Series (BASS) is back for fall! Elementary and middle school learners anywhere are invited to join CRASR researchers for talks on aquatic science, wetlands, harmful algal blooms and fish, and more.
Apr
6
2021
WACO, Texas (April 6, 2021) – Ryan A. McManamay, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science at Baylor University, is among the recipients of the Sustainability Science Award announced today by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
Feb
2
2021
Lake Waco makes US history in eradicating the invasive zebra mussel in a new fairly simple and effective way.
Dec
17
2020
The Connection Between Groundwater and Streams
Nov
10
2020
Fishing for the Truth
Oct
21
2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2020) —The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a National Take-Back Day Saturday, Oct. 24. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will begin accepting prescription drugs today, Oct. 21.
Oct
15
2020
Can Aquatic Plants Drown?
Feb
4
2015
The Lake Waco Wetlands was established as a partial mitigation for habitat loss. Strong community support and interest has resulted in numerous environmental education and research opportunities. Please see full story by Land and Water Magazine.
Oct
7
2014
Baylor University's Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research has been selected to partner with SciGirls Connect, a national effort with the goal of getting young girls engaged in the scientific field. Please see full story by Tonya B Lewis.
Sep
9
2014
Plenty of people care about the environment and the quality of life for humans and animals, but not many have the opportunity to directly impact on the future of our planet. Baylor University’s Dr. Bryan Brooks, professor of environmental science and biomedical studies, is one of the lucky few. Please see full story by Baylor Proud.
Sep
7
2014
Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District/Carollo in Park City, Utah & Baylor University's Dr. Bryan Brooks collaborate on water quality issues. Please see full story by Adam Mathews.
Apr
10
2014
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment. Please see full story by Tonya Lewis with Baylor Media.
Mar
13
2014
Dr. Jason Berninger, Baylor Ph.D. graduate now a National Research Council Associate (NRC) with the US EPA in Duluth, MN is featured on page 8-9 of the Winter 2013-14 edition of the NRC Research Associateship Program Newsletter entitled, "Lemon Shark to Aquatic Toxicology". Please see attached article for full details.
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