Students from the Twin Cities region in the Big River Journey program get a first-hand look at the Mississippi River aboard the riverboat Harriet Bishop. The students above were recording observations of great blue heron, egrets, and other birds that frequent the river corridor.

A Big River Journey
on the Mississippi


The Jonathan Paddleford tooted a greeting
on it's new four-note steam whistle.


One of the study stations was inside the pilot house, where students learned the basics of river navigation from a seasoned pro.


Down below decks, students studied three kinds of Mississippi River rock to figure out what happened to a prehistoric waterfall that was the largest in North America.


The river ecology program focused on how plants, trees, and animals adapt to the Mississippi's annual flooding.

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Microscopes brought to life a world of new creatures--aquatic insects--that live beneath the river's waves.

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