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Take Me to the River! Field Trip

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Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, National Park Service

Journey to the Falls riverboat
Ranger points out site while on riverboat education trip..

Typically a 5 hour commitment, hours vary between 9:00am - 3:30pm.

Take Me to the River is an educational program that takes place at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul. Fourth graders rotate between different stations led by National Park Service Rangers.

Students learn to use a compass to find hidden geo-caches that engage the students in a discussion about the river ecosystem and Dakota history. Another station involves students in shelter building in the Mississippi River flood plain forest after learning about historic structures used by river travelers. Students learn the value of fire in an ecosystem while building very small fires around a campfire circle. The fire station is paired with a geology or bird hike. Sound fun? It is!

Volunteers are needed to help engage students in the activity and help with set up, take-down, and transitions between stations. This opportunity requires quite a bit of walking and student engagement. The time with students is about 3.5 hours which includes a 20 min lunch break. We need 4-8 volunteers each day.

11 Shifts

  • Mon Oct 04, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Tue Oct 05, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Wed Oct 06, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Thu Oct 07, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Fri Oct 08, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Wed Oct 13, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Thu Oct 14, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Fri Oct 15, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Mon Oct 18, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Tue Oct 19, 2021 - 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, National Park Service

Location:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd. Suite 105, St. Paul, MN 55101, US

Mission Statement

The Volunteers-In-Parks program, jointly managed by Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and Mississippi Park Connection, connects, educates, and promotes the enjoyment of the resources of the Mississippi River through unique and entertaining volunteer opportunities to the entire community.

Description

The Volunteers-In-Parks program is a joint program with Mississippi Park Connection. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area represents America's greatest river, the Mississippi, which weaves together the natural and cultural heritage and economic vitality of the region. The National Park Service works with partners to foster increased citizen awareness, advocacy, and enjoyment of the resources of the Mississippi River.

Volunteer-In-Parks provides people with opportunities to discover, experience, and enjoy the diversity of the Mississippi River while also preserving it for future generations through volunteer restoration projects and education programs.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

Wed Sep 15, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
This opportunity has 11 shifts

WHERE

1313 Hidden Falls Dr, St Paul, MNSaint Paul, MN 55116

(44.90927,-93.1918)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • 5 hours each day
  • Volunteers must have an interest in working with 4th graders.

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