• 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)
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 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
At Fort Snelling State Park Visitor Center
(enter park from Post Rd, southwest of airport)
  • February, 2015 (Date TBD)

At the advanced workshop teachers will:

  • explore historical & other river activities and hear from other teachers about their successful extensions of BRJ activities
  • learn to integrate and conduct meaningful service learning activities
  • share your experience with other teachers
  • receive continuing education certificate
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?

Coon Rapids Dam

Over 600 men worked around the clock using hand tools, horses and coal powered shovels to build the original Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The dam was rebuilt between 1995 and 1997.