Let's Move Outside
We are excited to announce that the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MISS) has been chosen as one of twenty pilot parks to initiate the First Lady's "Let's Move Outside" Junior Ranger Program campaign. The campaign's goals are to introduce kids to a range of healthy, educational, outdoor activities that they can enjoy for a lifetime. These programs include family-friendly activities that are "medium" to "high" intensity and that have an interpretive component.
At our park we have several ongoing and special event Junior Ranger programs that apply:
Each Junior Ranger that participates in this program will receive a special certificate indicating that they completed the requirements to become a Junior Ranger, but also the "Let's Move Outside" campaign.
Special event programming will be advertised as they become available.
Did You Know?
At Lake Itasca, the elevation of the Mississippi River is 1,475 feet above sea level. It drops to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of that drop occurs within the state of Minnesota.