MRR’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times. Please know that Missouri River Relief is working diligently to give thoughtful consideration about how our decisions will impact our program opportunities AND keep families safe across our region. We are evaluating our programs and meetings on a case-by-case basis. MRR supports the practice of social distancing, or limiting personal […]

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Developing Missouri River Days: Pre & Post Curriculum

By Kristen Schulte and Carly Hopkins Sunglasses on and covered in unidentifiable bug bites after attending National Great River Research & Education Center (NGRREC) training week, Carly drove down I-70 to her research placement: Missouri River Relief. Carly would spend the next 9 weeks developing and piloting a pre-post curriculum for "Missouri River Days" a half-day field […]

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Ebb & Flow: 2019 Education Assistant Reflection & Words for the Next Education Assistant

By Katie Hathaway Hello all! This summer has really been one for the books. As hard as it is to believe, my time with Missouri River Relief is coming to an end, so I'm writing one last blog post reflecting on my time as the Education Assistant. On my first day of work this past […]

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Missouri River Academy, July 2019

By: Katie Hathaway It’s hard to believe another Missouri River Academy has come to an end. Every year is unique and incredibly special, but this year was really one for the books. The lessons learned and friendships made will not be soon forgotten. During this year’s Missouri River Academy, high school students from across the […]

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A Brief Snapshot of My Summer

As a National Great River Research & Education Center Intern with Missouri River Relief By Carly Hopkins Sunglasses on and covered in unidentifiable bug bites after attending National Great River Research & Education Center (NGRREC) training week, I drove down I-70 to my research placement city: Columbia MO.  Admittingly, I was a little nervous.  I […]

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Missouri River All-Stars, 2019

April - May Cutting edge science, folks! Graduate student with the University of Missouri: College of Education, Tanner Oretli, is diving deeper into the lesson plans of Missouri River All-Stars After School Program. If you’re not familiar, Missouri River All-Stars is an annual Missouri River Relief education program that works with 4th-grade students from Columbia […]

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Knowing: An Internship Reflection

2018 Hello Fellow River-Lovers, I'm popping in for one last blog post as Missouri River Relief's Education Assistant Intern. It's been a wild ride since I started in May, so I'm going to take this opportunity to reflect on my experiences. I began this internship before my spring semester was even over. I stayed up all […]

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Missouri River Academy, July 2018

Missouri River Academy, July 8-15, 2018  By: Claire Hassler Another Missouri River Academy has come and gone, and I think we’re all going through camp withdrawals. The 2018 Academy flew by, it’s hard to believe it’s already over! Camp may have ended but the friendships linger and the memories will last forever.   It’s hard to describe what makes camp so special; you just […]

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Job Point Education Program

May 23, 2018 By: Claire Hassler Well, that’s a wrap on our “Stewardship on the Missouri River” education program! Missouri River Relief (MRR) spent the whole day at Katfish Katy’s in Huntsdale, Missouri working with AmeriCorps members from Youth Build and Job Point. The members were young adults, ages 16 to 24, from St. Louis, Kansas City, […]

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Missouri River All-Stars, 2018

March - May By: Claire Hassler For the second year of Missouri River All-Stars, Missouri River Relief (MRR) partnered with the University of Missouri College of Education and engaged 125 fourth graders from Columbia Public Schools in after school programs. The goal of Missouri River All-Stars was to activate students’ innate sense of wonder and natural curiosity […]

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