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2024 Mississippi River Institute featuring Waters to the Sea®

Free for Educators and Face-to-Face!

Mississippi River Institute  | July 22-24, 2024 | Minneapolis and St Paul, MN

“Becoming a learner as a teacher in the Rivers Institute was immensely important, because I put myself in my students’ shoes. I now understand how active field investigations can scaffold and further deepen knowledge of science and related subjects.”  

-- 5th Grade Teacher, Rivers Institute Participant

Our natural affinity to water makes rivers and watersheds a useful and familiar context for teaching and learning. Join us this summer, as the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) presents its acclaimed Mississippi River Institute! A face-to-face three-day professional development opportunity that inspires, educates, and prepares third-through eighth-grade teachers to engage students in STEM disciplines through experiential, inquiry-based science and engineering investigations at local watersheds.


During the River Institute experience, participants will:


The focus for the institute is on elementary and middle school classroom teachers, as well as science specialists. All educators are welcome to apply.

Waters to the Sea®

River Institute participants will receive and explore Waters to the Sea®, a suite of award-winning multimedia learning modules that help students grades 3-8 understand critical water issues through engaging stories and visualizations.

What else?

Each participant will receive:

The 2024 Mississippi River Institute is provided, in part, through the generous financial assistance of our donors. With their ongoing support we enable hundreds of teachers to improve the way they understand and teach science, and help thousands of students connect with the natural world.

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If you have any questions, contact Sara Robertson at srobertson01@hamline.edu or 651-523-2895.


Sara Robertson
Program Administrator