2021 Mornings at the River Reflection

Mornings at the River, June 2021 was a success! This series was designed for children ages 0 to 5-years-old and intended to create opportunities for little ones and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers to spend one-on-one time exploring, discovering, and making memories together at the Missouri River.

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Virtual Missouri River Days Spring 2021 Concludes

Virtual Missouri River Days Spring 2021 has come to a close. We brought sixty fourth and fifth grade classrooms two lessons over the course of 4 weeks.

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2021 Virtual Missouri River Tour & Panel Discussion

At the start of 2021, Missouri River Relief decided to expand its education programs and offer a new program that would be focused primarily on those residing in assisted living and care facilities. Under the current pandemic regulations, many assisted living facilities have set restrictions to lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19. An unfortunate […]

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Watershed Expeditions at Home, Fall 2020

Journey Across the Watershed By: Anna Miller This past Autumn, Missouri River Relief hosted nearly 50 students between 4th and 12th grade in the exploration of their local watershed. Fall 2020 Watershed Expeditions at Home was a month-long adventure exploring seasonal changes in students’ watersheds as well as what constitutes the health of said watershed. […]

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To the Next AmeriCorps VISTA Serving Missouri River Relief

2020 From: Laura Waldo-Semken, outgoing AmeriCorps VISTA Your task is to work to eliminate poverty. Your mission is to strengthen organizations that eliminate or alleviate poverty through mobilization of community volunteers and resources. You will get to establish systems and develop community relationships to better generate resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level and […]

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Watershed Expeditions at Home, Summer 2020

By: Laura Waldo-Semken Week One: Exploring Your Watershed Activities at home: Boat Building, Scavenger Hunt, and Map Making Campers were encouraged to map a water droplet in their watershed by using an online mapping tool. Then explore the movement of water in their watershed by building a boat from just 2 pieces of foil. During the […]

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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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