Asher Kingery |
Asher, a Project Specialist, has been with the International
Water Institute since June 2010. His
time is split between water quality monitoring, educational programming, and
program development. Asher grew up very
familiar with the Red River Basin as both of his parents were involved in
watershed planning and riparian restoration.
He planted tens of thousands of trees and helped stabilize eroding river
banks during high school while working for his family’s business in northeast
North Dakota. After attending Bemidji
State University and majoring in Environmental Studies, Asher wanted to combine
outdoor experiences with science education.
Since joining the IWI, he helped introduce River Explorers to allow
students a better understanding of rivers, and spearheaded the establishment of
the North Dakota River Watch Program.
Asher believes that all students and educators need opportunities to
explore outside and he will continue to keep outdoor experiences a part of
growing up in the Red River Basin.
Asher lives near Bemidji with his wife and two
daughters. When not working, he can be
found gardening, spending time with his family, and watching college sports—and
during deer season you won’t find him.
Contact Asher: (701)
331-9259 | firstname.lastname@example.org