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Three Rivers

Three RiversWhat is a watershed? How does the use of surrounding land affect the health of a river? Students will discover the answers to these questions as they explore the important differences in water quality and land use of the Mississippi, St. Croix and Minnesota rivers.

Program Options: Three Rivers is available only as an in-depth residency.

Residency Option

OPENING ASSEMBLY MAX: 250 students
RESIDENCY CLASS MAX: 30 students
TIME
: 50 minutes

Adding individual classroom sessions to our Three Rivers assembly creates a unique Three Rivers residency at your school.

GRADE: Class sessions are designed for students in grades K-5.

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CLASS TOPICS:

In these in-depth classroom sessions, students will...

  • River Rendezvous - Grades K-1
    Discover what happens when human interaction with a river alters its natural flow?
  • Once Upon a River - Grades K-3
    Populate river models with animal and plant life to see how a river is a home.
  • Watersheds - Grades 2-5
    Build their own watersheds to study how and where rivers and lakes form.
  • River Watchers I: Biological Monitoring - Grades 3-5
    Conduct a biological survey, then view and inventory the macro-invertebrates they find to determine the health of the river.
  • River Watchers II: Chemical Monitoring - Grades 3-5
    Conduct chemical tests on simulated river water samples.

For detailed class descriptions, download our Three Rivers Residency Curriculum.

Request a Program

To make your reservation, fill out the Request a Program Form. You may also email or call (651) 221-4748 or (800) 221-9444 ext. 4748.

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