Mississippi Adventure 2000
Hastings If Mark Twain were alive today, he would be living like
Ike Hastings. In the constant company of his parrot and dog Inge, Ike
spends his summers exploring the channels of the Mississippi and its major
tributaries aboard a remarkable vessel that is as steeped in historic
tradition as it is technologically advanced.
We've chosen the
six crew members for the Expedition 2000. Click on the student's name
to get more information.
LaLonde is a senior at Garber High School in Essexville, MI.
She's also a seasoned
veteran of Rivers of Life, having been with us on the 1999 Expedition.
Her principle responsibility on the trip will be as a production assistant
on the video documentary we'll shoot during the trip.
Madison is a senior at the New Country School in Henderson,
MN. Becky's senior project is to research and evaluate several watershed
indicators, build a demonstration model of a watershed and tutor younger
students on what they can do to improve the conditions in their watershed.
Bosco is a Junior at Garber High School in Essexville, MI,
and a classmate of Brooke's. Andrea has created a project that will
look at the zebra mussel in the Mississippi River, and compare it
to conditions back in her home watershed on Saginaw Bay, MI.
a sophomore at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, MN. Thor
will be looking at bird habitats on the Mississippi River, and is
hoping to work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
on the data he collects.
a senior at the School of Environmental Studies at the Minnesota Zoo.
Jamie is intensely interested in water quality issues, and will be
sampling plants along the river during the Interactive Expedition.
Swanson is from South Minneapolis, MN. Matthew will be taking a first-hand
look at the fish of the Mississippi River. At least, he hopes so-
he's planning on doing quite a bit of fishing, and he'd like to be
looking at a fish at the end of his line.
Shepard is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Hamline
University's Center for Global Environmental Education. He has more
than 20 years of experience as an outdoor program manager, environmental
education center director, and wilderness trip leader for the YMCA
and the National Youth Leadership Council.
Knapp, Producer of Rivers of Life, is an award-winning correspondent
and video producer, specializing in science and environmental issues.
She has appeared regularly on the popular PBS science series, "Newton's
Apple" and as a reporter and producer for CNN's environmental newsmagazine,