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?
At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.