Great River Teacher Training (NPS-MISS)
GREAT RIVER TEACHER TRAINING: A National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection Partnership Program

Minnesota and metro elementary educators – this one-day river workshop is for you! Other interested teachers are encouraged to register!

We want to get you out of the classroom and on the river this summer, rediscovering your local national park right here in the Twin Cities: the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area! The one-day workshop is designed as an inspiring introduction to the national park space, and to familiarize educators with pre-and-post lessons associated with our new education field trip programs happening within the park. We offer practical demonstrations in standards-aligned, student-centered and nature-based lessons. Clock Hour certificates are available through the National Park Service!

COST: Free with catered lunch included

CHOOSE A DATE: July 10, July 31, August 13

Morning: North Star Scouting Base Camp, 6202 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, MN 55111
Afternoon: Mississippi River Gorge - Hidden Falls Regional Park to Harriet Island (water and road transport provided)

Time: 8am – 4:30pm

8am – noon: Classroom Connections - Intro to the park and its programs
* Light breakfast (provided)
* Learn about the EKIP (Every Kid in a Park: program and its lesson connections
* Receive practical pre and post lesson demonstrations related to our programs that can be adapted to your classroom.
* Open discussion and optional lesson exchange. We want to know what great lessons are happening in your classroom. Share your knowledge through a BYOC reflective lesson exchange with other teachers by offering a brief 2-5 minute overview of a lesson from your classroom (BYOC - Bring Your Own Curriculum: an optional overview of one lesson to share with other educators related to rivers, ecosystems, watersheds, climate, adaptation - does not have to be science related! A/V available, if needed.)

Noon – 1pm: Lunch

1 – 4:30pm: River Fun - Kayak with a ranger
* Travel by kayak and get inspired to connect your lessons to the Mississippi River.
* Explore the river up close by enjoying a ranger interpreted tour of the river's unique ecosystem, learning about its natural, cultural, and historic significance.

*Each workshop date is limited to 10 teachers, so act now for the best opportunity.

For registration and other questions, please contact the Mississippi Park Connection's Education Coordinator for assistance, or leave your comments below in the space provided with the registration form:

David Kappelhoff
‭(651) 293-8468‬

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