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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Kansas City Educator Workshop

May 10-11th, 2018 By: Claire Hassler Last week, Missouri River Relief (MRR) was in Kansas City for a two-day educator workshop. Three teachers from the Kansas City area gathered with us to learn more about the Missouri River and how they can integrate the river into their classrooms. The teachers’ students ranged from elementary, to middle school, […]

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Words of Wisdom to The Next Education Assistant

2017 In the summer of 2017, Missouri River Relief was blessed to have Leif Nordstrom join the ranks as full-time seasonal education assistant intern.  At the end of his positions, we asked Leif to share a few “words of wisdom” to the next education assistant.   To the Next Education Assistant Intern, SPLASH! Wake up! You’ve […]

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St. Charles Educator Workshop

September 14-15th, 2017 By: Kristen Schulte & Leif Nordstrom Missouri River Relief (MRR) was in St. Charles, Missouri to host an Educator Workshop. This event brought teachers from around the Midwest, including formal and informal educators. There were eleven lucky participants, each one as excited as the next to be learning more about the Big […]

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Missouri River Academy, July 2017

Missouri River Academy, July 9-13, 2017 By: Leif Nordstrom 28 high school students from across the state joined us at scenic Camp Trinity for our second annual Missouri River Academy in New Haven, Missouri. During the camp, students would connect with the natural and cultural history of the Missouri River through adventure, exploration, and investigation. […]

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Missouri River Sunset Excursion, June 15th, 2017

By: Leif Nordstrom All aboard! Thursday night was another first for Missouri River Relief (MRR), as we teamed up with Columbia Parks and Recreation to host a Missouri River Sunset Excursion. This event invited Columbia area residents to join us for an evening filled with food, facts, and fun, while we enjoyed an intimate sunset […]

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