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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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Virtual Missouri River Days

We are partnering with Columbia Public Schools to reconfigure our annual river field trip for fourth-graders into a virtual experience for teachers and students taking place during the months of April and May.

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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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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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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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