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.
During Virtual Missouri River Days, students will leave their lab coats and pocket protectors behind while virtually investigating the mysteries behind the longest river in North America and the fish that call it home.
Virtual Missouri River Days includes two 30 min. presentations hosted by Missouri River Relief staff that will run for two sessions, the first session will be April 12th-23rd, and the second session will be April 26th-May 7th, 2021.
The dark muddy waters of the Missouri River will become students' laboratory as they learn virtually learn the following outlines in the lessons below from our knowledgeable staff.
Theme: Adaptations Help Fish Survive in the Missouri River
Topic: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, and Structural Adaptations
Next Generation Science Standard: 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
Theme: Invasive Species Damage the Balance of the Missouri River Ecosystem
Topic: Models, Sense Receptors and Asian Carp
Next Generation Science Standard: 4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
After the two presentations, Missouri River Relief staff will provide registered teachers with two additional pre-recorded presentations. If their students are interested in continuing learning about the river, we encourage teachers to explore these additional teaching resources.
For any questions or to sign up your school or students, please contact Kristen Schulte at [email protected] or 636-288-5570.