River Watch enhances watershed understanding and awareness for tomorrow’s decision-making through direct hands-on, field-based experiential watershed science. Schools throughout the Red River of the North Basin participate in a variety of unique and innovative watershed engagement opportunities suited to their school, community, and watershed needs.
Schools participate in:
Water Quality Monitoring
Annual River Watch Forum
River Watch Teams visit assigned monitoring sites several times a year and then submit their data into our database. Explore data across years and sites at river.watch.River Watch Database
IWI utilizes continuous monitoring stations designed by Stroud Research Center to collect data every five minutes. Explore sites and data at monitormywatershed.org.Monitor My Watershed
IWI and MPCA host an annual training to ensure a high standard of data quality in the Red River Basin.Training Materials
2023: OUTSTANDING IN YOUR FIELD…SCIENCE!
The 2023 Forum was held on March 1st, 2023 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Teams were asked to analyze and report on data collected from sampling sites in the subwatershed. At the Forum, they presented their findings in front of a live judging panel!2023 Forum Recap
2021: JUST AROUND THE RIVER BEND
The 2021 River Watch Forum was held virtually through a series of challenges completed by each team. Check out the challenges and winners below!2021 Forum Recap
2022: TOGETHER AGAIN; YOUR WATERSHED, YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR FORUM
The 2022 Forumw as held on March 30th, 2022 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. River Watch teams were tasked with planning, marketing, and executing their very own River Watch Event!2022 Forum Recap
PAST FORUM ARCHIVE
Access posters and videos submitted by our schools from 2012 to present.Forum Archive