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Anna Weiser is from Highland Park High School in St. Paul, MN. Anna is one of the students participating in the St. Paul/ Nuess Sister City Exchange. Anna and Max will work together to create an oral history on cassette tape, illustrated by black and white photography. Max will document stories about the watershed environment, stories that revolve around the river, and about how living on a river has affected their lives. He'll record these, to be edited later. Anna will be taking black and white photographs of the people and surrounding landscape. These will be arranged into a book to accompany the tape.

Martina Bogdanski is from the Marie-Curie Gymnasium in Neuss, Germany. Martina will be studying the benthic macroinvertebrates in the waters of the Mississippi River during the Expedition. She travels here as part of the ST. Paul/ Neuss Sister City relationship. This is her first trip to the United States.
Max Stevenson is from Highland Park High School, and is also one of the students participating in the St. Paul/ Nuess Sister City Exchange. Max and Anna will work together to create an oral history on cassette tape, illustrated by black and white photography. Max will document stories about the watershed environment, stories that revolve around the river, and about how living on a river has affected their lives. He'll record these, to be edited later. Anna will be taking black and white photographs of the people and surrounding landscape. These will be arranged into a book to accompany the tape.
Robbie Monk is a junior in the Advanced Ecology class at Benilde-St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park, MN. While on the trip, Robbie says, "Seeing the variety of daily travels I thought it interesting to find similarities in each on the basis of the river as the common element. To find how the river effects each and how each effect the river in turn. Also, with the flooding this year, I may try to incorporate how the different things are effected by flooding, and how things change."
Sara Heines is from the Marie-Curie Gymnasium in Neuss, Germany, and is also one of the students participating in the St. Paul/ Nuess Sister City Exchange. Sara will be working with Martina to study the benthic macroinvertebrates in the Mississippi River. Sara will focus on the organisms that live in the mud along the banks. This is Sara's first trip to the United States.
Dan Boettcher is a student at the Minnesota New Country School in Henderson, MN, where he's in the ninth grade. Dan will be doing observations of wildlife along the river, recording them with digital photography, and sketches.
John Shepard is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education, and producer of the educational CD-Rom, "Waters to the Sea." 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.
Peggy 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". As a reporter and producer for CNN, Peggy has covered environmental issues that have taken her from the bottom of the ocean to the tops of mountains.

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