Submit A Field Trip Proposal

Field trips are coming back in 2022!

Field trips are an opportunity for River Rally attendees to learn more about the unique wins, challenges, and hydrology of the host city’s waters and they are your opportunity to showcase your knowledge about local education and recreation activities in Washington, DC. If you know of an experience that would be enriching for the national community of water protectors, consider submitting a field trip proposal!

A field trip on the Cuyahoga River during River Rally 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio.

River Network is currently looking for field trip proposals for River Rally 2022 in Washington, DC. The River Rally audience is diverse in age, ethnicity, geography, educational background, and experience. Attendees typically include conservation professionals and water advocacy champions who work for or are affiliated with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, utilities, foundations, consultancies, academia, and the corporate sector. We create an active space where uncommon conversations can and do take place.

The deadline for all field trip proposals is Friday, October 15. You will be informed whether your proposal was accepted for inclusion in the River Rally 2022 program by December 8, 2021. Please review the guidelines and instructions below and consider submitting a field trip proposal!

Questions about the workshop or field trip submission process? Contact us.

COVID-19 Update: As we open our calls for workshop proposals and River Hero nominations, we are planning for an in-person River Rally event in Washington, DC. At this point in time, we expect to require vaccinations for all attendees (or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours) as well as masking when indoors. Throughout the planning process, we will continue to monitor public health guidelines and best practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community, making additional adjustments as necessary.

Field Trip Proposal Submission Form

  • Coordinator Information

  • Who will be the primary contact / field trip organizer?
  • Please list all other individuals or organizations involved with this proposal so they can be properly credited if this field trip is selected for inclusion in the River Rally program.
  • Field Trip Information

  • Please include the duration of the proposed field trip in hours.
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  • How many individuals can your trip accommodate?
  • What is the minimum number of participants you will require to host this trip?
  • Please provide a detailed timeline of where participants will go, what they will experience, and what the proposed learning outcomes are. Include all destinations if there will be multiple stops, approximate mileage for travel, and estimated timing.
  • Please provide a short summary of the field trip that will be used in the event program if your field trip is selected.
  • Which of the following tracks does your field trip address? Read more about River Rally tracks.
  • What kind of transportation will be required for this trip? Please specify the mode, the vendor providing transportation, the capacity, and the cancellation policy for reservations that may be booked.
  • Is there specific gear needed for this experience? What will you be providing? Is there any clothing you recommend participants bring with them, or anything else they should know in order to arrive in DC prepared to participate?
  • Please include a breakdown of as many fees as possible in this initial estimate, such as transportation costs, admission/entrance fees, guide fees, equipment rental, and any additional food or beverages offered.