Professional Development

Are You an Educator Interested in Learning About the Missouri River?

Through our educator resources and workshops, we hope that you’ll find opportunities to support and design powerful learning experiences that connect to students’ lives and communities to the Missouri River. 

Educator Resources

Exploring the Big Muddy: A Virtual Field Trip

Audience: 4th Grader and Older

Missouri River Relief is providing a virtual excursion on the Missouri River, where every moment brings a new experience. Our virtual field trip incorporates spectacular views of limestone bluffs, eagles' nests, and prehistoric artwork, as well as insider’s knowledge about the river imparted by our crew.

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Education Programs

Professional DevelopmentField Trips & PresentationsSummer CampsPast Education ProgramsBig Muddy Speaker Series

Resources

Missouri River Information PacketsMissouri River Virtual Field Trip 

Volunteer with Our Education Programs

Our education programs provide a variety of opportunities for volunteers to connect to the Missouri River. Are you interested in volunteering? E-mail our Education Director, Kristen Schulte

Education Advisory Committee

Do you have experience in education, non-profits, law, fundraising, or community organizing? Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to use these skills ? E-mail our Education Director, Kristen Schulte, for the detailed responsibilities and application.

Educator Workshops

We combine place-based education and inquiry-based science for both formal and informal educators in our professional development programs. These programs can range from a half-day to multi-day workshops on how to effectively integrate the Missouri River into your student's lives and communities. 

All professional development opportunities include invitations for educators to practice new skills, collaborate with their peers, and apply learning to classroom lesson plans. 

If you have any questions check out our Educator Workshop FAQ or contact us at [email protected] or 573-443-0292.

What Educators Have to Share!  

"This workshop on the river with teachers is powerful real world learning. They connect teachers and administrators to the “why” and “how” of water quality education."
Joan Leavens
Coordinator of Sustainability & Community Engagement at Shawnee Mission School District 

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"The Columbia Public Schools Science office and teachers have benefited in many ways through our incredible partnership with Missouri River Relief. This partnership provides the opportunity for place-based learning for the betterment of our community and students."
Mike Szydlowski
Science Coordinator at Columbia Public Schools

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