The Mississippi River offers teachers a perfect theme to link subject matter across the entire curriculum – science, history, cultures, geography, reading, writing, art, music, computer learning, and more. Our teacher resources offer a wide variety of classroom activities and recommended materials.
Mississippi River Discovery Packs
The NPS Mississippi River Discovery Pack--available only at Fort Snelling State Park--includes everything needed to explore the park and the Mississippi River including activity cards, binoculars, magnifying lenses, bird calls, easy-to-use nature guides, and more!
Songs of the Mississippi River
Did You Know?
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.