STIR member JoAnn Bradley of Tahlequah looks ahead to 2024 with her free STIR personal planner
STIR NEARS GOAL OF $20,000 FOR NSU SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Save the Illinois River is near the goal line in our drive to endow scholarships at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. We are only 40-yards out and we need your help to punch this drive into the end zone before January 1st.
Join our team with your donation and STIR will endow scholarships for NSU students in the Freshwater Science Program at Northeastern.* Perhaps someday graduates of this program will write and enforce the water quality standards for Oklahoma Scenic Rivers and Lake Tenkiller.
FREE 2024 PLANNER FOR EACH CONTRIBUTION OF $100 OR MORE
While supplies last, our free gift to you is an attractive 2024 personal events planner and pen. This gift acknowledges STIR's 40th anniversary of protecting Oklahoma Scenic Rivers and Lake Tenkiller.
You won't miss any important occasions thanks to this planner, which includes a 2024 monthly calendar at a glance page, personal information page, dates to remember, a 2024-2025 schedule of holidays and important dates, and even an advanced planner for 2025.
To receive your 2024 personal planner, join STIR by mail or by going to our web page. Click here to become a 2024 STIR $100 or more Donor Member and receive your personal events planner.
Let's score a touchdown that will benefit NSU science students and clean, safe water for Oklahoma's future.
Your Save the Illinois River, Inc. Board of Directors
President, Denise Deason-Toyne
Vice President, Barb Daily
Secretary and Treasurer, Ed Brocksmith
Founding Member and Director, Ed Fite
Directors, Nancy Garber, Dr. Gary VanDenbos, Paul Rowsey, Stephen Alyea, Max McCullough, NSU faculty members Dr. Christine Hallman and Elizabeth Waring.
SAVE THE ILLINOIS RIVER, 40 YEARS IN 2024!
*ABOUT FRESHWATER SCIENCE PROGRAM
Freshwater Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree focused on understanding freshwater ecosystems (rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries) and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats (wetlands, bogs, fens, riparian forests, and grasslands). Students pursuing this degree explore the freshwater systems through a variety of sciences and also learn about regulation of water. With this degree students may become an environmental consultant, find a job in environmental, water quality, or stormwater management, or become a water quality or field technician. The degree also prepares students to continue graduate students in environmental engineering or environmental law.
The Freshwater Sciences program is an interdisciplinary program in which students take courses in biology, chemistry, geology, and science. Additionally courses in environmental management and geography may be taken as electives for the major. Required courses include introductory biology and chemistry, stream ecology, limnology, environmental chemistry, physical geology, water regulation, and a course designed to inform students on the varying professions in freshwater sciences. The program additionally requires students to participate in a culminating internship experience which will provide the student with real-world experience.
For more information about degree requirements, visit the NSU catalog.