News

Oct
28
2021
Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside, Cumbria
Statement on Climate Change in Freshwaters
Oct
23
2021
Sic' Em Science Day at the Mayborn Museum
CRASR participated in Sic ‘Em Science Day at the Mayborn Museum. Museum visitors examined organisms from the Brazos River behind the museum and learned about aquatic science at Baylor.
Oct
22
2021
Waco Creek Clean Up
CRASR partnered with Keep Waco Beautiful, Baylor Outdoor Adventure and Facilities to sponsor a clean-up of Waco Creek near the Baylor Sciences Building. Baylor students, faculty and staff who participated removed over 1,000 lbs of trash from the creek. Unfortunately, whenever it rains more litter and debris enters the creek. CRASR plans to host clean-ups every semester and also sponsor efforts to promote best practices to keep litter out of the creek.
Oct
21
2021
Imagine a Day Without Water
CRASR participated in Imagine a Day Without Water, a national campaign that asks everyone to consider what their day would be like if they couldn’t turn on the tap and get clean drinking water (as is the case in many parts of the world and also in more communities in the U.S. than we would like) or if you flushed your toilet and wastewater didn’t go anywhere.
Oct
18
2021
CRASR Outreach - Connally Junior High
CRASR staff spent two days at an area Junior High school helping 6th-8th grade students learn how to use water quality test kits and benthic macroinvertebrates to assess stream health of the stream and river closest to their school.
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
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 threatened freshwater mussel species, the Texas Heelsplitter (Potamilus amphicahenus) and Brazos Heelsplitter (Potamilus streckersoni).
Image credit: Chase Smith, used with permission.
Sep
24
2021
Bryan Brooks investigates upstream health solutions to address developing challenges.
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?
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