Roosevelt SUST 220 Students Canoe North Branch of the Chicago River

On Saturday, October 11th, students in Professor Mike Bryson’s SUST 220 Water and PLS 391 Seminar in Natural Science classes at Roosevelt University took a canoe trip with him on the North Branch of the River, from Goose Island on the near-North Side of the city to Wolf Point in the heart of Chicago’s Loop — the place where the North Branch meets the South Branch, and ground zero in the history of Chicago’s development from a frontier town to a world metropolis. Their trip was led by expert river guides with the Friends of the Chicago River organization, which has long advocated for the conservation of the river and helped raise its public profile since the late 1970s.

Read much more about this field experience in Professor Bryson’s blog. For more information about enrolling in future offerings of SUST 220 Water or any of our courses, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email

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