• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Big River Teacher Workshops

Workshop attendance is required of all teachers unless they have completed the workshop in the past 10 years.The advanced workshop is recommended for experienced BRJ teachers.

Basic Workshop
At Fort Snelling State Park Visitor Center
(enter park from Post Rd, southwest of airport)
  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
At the basic workshop teachers will:
  • participate in demonstrations of supporting classroom activities
  • receive Teacher's Guide of thematic Mississippi River resource materials
  • get oriented to Big River Journey field trip logistics, and introduced to other river related learning opportunities
  • receive Continuing Education certificate
Advanced Workshop
The Advanced Workshop is currently under review, look for a revised workshop soon!
Workshop Registration
Call the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area at 651-293-8414 (Brian Goodspeed).

Workshop cost (donation): $20/person or $30/school (nonrefundable) is requested to help defray workshop expenses. Make check payable to "Mississippi National River & Recreation Area"; write "BRJ workshop donation" on the memo line. Send to:

Attn: Brian Goodspeed
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
Suite 105
111 E. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55101-1256

Did You Know?

Itasca, Headwaters of the Mississippi River

The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.