Adventure Weekly Features
during the Missisippi Adventure, we'll add a new feature to enhance
your watershed study. Check out the links below for more information.
Note: some of these will send you away from this site. To get back,
just hit the "Back" button on your browser.
Ten- It's all about the river now! We kicked
off the Expedition with a reception
to welcome the students, their parents and teachers, and our many
wonderful supporters. Please check in frequently on the Interactive
Expedition to see what our student crew is doing. We've got a
great trip planned,
and we'd love to hear what you think. If you have questions for the
students, contact us!
Nine- We're getting ready to hit the river with
the Interactive Expedition.
Take a look at the crew profiles,
new route plan, and
see what the crew will be doing each day.
a great job of covering water issues. Check out some of these recent
Eight- The trunks have been exchanged,
and you should be able to start unpacking and exploring them. Don't
worry if the trunk you got in the mail came form a different school
than you sent yours to- we always mix up the trunk exchanges!
sure you check this out! On April 30, May 1 and May 2, Estuary
will present "The Marshian Chronicles," a series of live Internet
field trips from an estuary along the North Carolina coast teeming
with strange creatures and unusual plants. Environmental educators
K-12 can explore this strange new world with their classes simply
by visiting www.estuarylive.org today and signing up.
Seven- The flooding on the Mississippi is dominating
both the news, and our planning. We may have to come up with an alternate
trip plan for the Interactive Expedition. Stay tuned as we work out
Six- Ladies and gentlemen, start your Trunks!
This week, we'll send out addresses, and ask you to exchange the Steamer
Trunks you've been working so hard to complete.
an eye on the flooding in Minnesota. WCCO
has fairly extensive converage on their site.
Rivers, a non-profit group dedicated to protecting the nation's
rivers, has come out with their annual list of the country's most
endangered rivers. Once again, the Mississippi River has the
dubious distinction of being on that liist. Read
more about it!
a new environmental web site, www.formyworld.org,
brought to you by Environmental Defense, National Wildlife Federation
and others. Very interesting site. You can obtain environmental
information for your zip code area, get tips on saving evergy,
and much more.
news: It's not all bad news! Here's a story on a real success-
a new forest
Five- In week five, students are wrapping up
work on the Steamer Trunks, and documenting them for the electronic
version. To see samples of online
Steamer Trunks click here.
Environmental News Network has an online Home
Energy and Water Quiz. How much do you know about reducing
water and energy consumption in the home?
Anfinson, of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area,
National Park Service, has written about early St.
an interesting article on an innovative recycling technology.
Get Green with the Green
Corporation has been looking for a more environmentally
friendly package for their signature Big Mac. After two years
of testing, EarthShell Corporation has developed one.
article on the world
water situation. Several countries are considering plans to
melt their glaciers in order to meet increased demands for water.
Four- In week four, students are planning and
designing their Steamer Trunks. This is where the real fun begins!
- For teachers and students
at all grade levels, get involved in environmental service-learning.
Action Site can help you make an action plan.
- Secondary students,
check out the Digital
Watershed Hydrology Lab. This is an exemplary use of technology.
- Interested in the
bugs you find in the water? The Izaak Walton League has designed
stream study, with a guide to commom benthic macroinvertebrates.
- The Maryland Virtual
High School has an online
watershed study guide. Build your own hydrology model!
- Are you interested
in how big an "ecological
footprint" you have? Learn more at the "Redefining
Three- This week, students continue to investigate
"Culture Boxes" for the Steamer Trunk Project.
Two- Last week, students were mapping their
watersheds. This week, students will learn about "Culture Boxes,"
artifact collections that paint a picture of a person's life, and
form the foundation of the "Steamer Trunk." Check out these
One- Teachers, jump
in, and learn more about our online resources. We'll highlight different
resources each week.
John Anfinson, of the National Park Service, has written an article,
The Natural River."
Just imagine the river, long ago...