• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Big River Art Contest 2010

Big River Journey
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This contest category was open only to students who participated in the Big River Journey. See what they learned on their Mississippi River boat trip through the eyes of the winning artists.
Caring for the River
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The river provides us with water, recreation, and beauty. Students produced artwork that represents one or more of those themes.

Mighty Mississippi
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Students illustrate their knowledge about the Mighty Mississippi--its wildlife, plant life, scenery, and recreation opportunities--and their relationship to the river.

Journey to the Falls
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Students demonstrate through their art what they learned during their Journey to the Falls field trip.

Did You Know?

Lock and Dam Number 1 from a long distance.

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.