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The Great Missouri River Scavenger Hunt

Explore the Outdoors

Are you running out of easy, creative ideas to entertain the family? Missouri River Relief and Show-Me Stormwater are here to help. We would like to invite your family to participate in The Great Missouri River Scavenger Hunt! We have teamed up to create an adventure challenge just for you.

Goal: to help connect you to your local watershed, have fun in a creek, learn about food webs and how animals are dependent on healthy creeks, and last but not least find ways to help make your creek a better habitat for all animals.

Audience: 2nd-5th Grade

Location: If you’re not able to go to a creek, many of these tasks can be done with a computer that has internet. Alternately, if you do not have the internet, many of the tasks can be enjoyed outside.

Approximate time needed for each part of the adventure: 

  • Task #1 30 minutes
  • Task #2-6 30 minutes - 1 hour
  • Task #7-8 1-2 hours
  • Task #9-10 5 minutes

Materials: a computer or tablet with the internet, permission to use social media, transportation to a creek (could be your legs or a bicycle), camera, litter bag, snacks, water, paper, and something to draw with.

Concepts covered with parental guidance include pollination (2-3rd grade), watersheds (3-4th grade), and food webs (5th grade).

Safety: Please follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene when going outside and observe CDC’s minimum recommended physical distance of 6 feet from other persons at all times. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.

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