Twenty-seven interns have begun their summer program at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center in Alton.  The 10-week program began with orientation last week, which provides the college interns with an opportunity to engage with regional scientists and educators on topics such as agriculture and water, stakeholder relationships, the social side of water sustainability, and urban storm water runoff.

Bill Kruidener, Associate Director at the center, says they are also doing some work in area streams.

Kruidener comments

At the end of the internship, the interns and advisers will gather for a two-day symposium at Lewis and Clark Community College, where each intern will give a formal presentation outlining their project outcomes.

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