• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Plan A Field Trip

The Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures
The Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) program provides active outdoor learning experiences for
youth and families on the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities area. The UWCA is a partnership of Wilderness
Inquiry, the Mississippi River Fund, and the National Park Service, with support and involvement of many
additional groups.

Big River Journey
The Big River Journey program offers an integration of river and classroom experiences that connect 4th-6th grade students with the science and heritage of the Mississippi River and promote stewardship.

Journey to the Falls
Journey to the Falls (JTF) is an integration of river and classroom experiences featuring historical and literacy activities. JTF connects students with the history and resources of Saint Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River in the Minneapolis area.
Mississippi River Visitor Center
We offer a variety of formal educational programs at the Mississippi River Visitor Center focused towards school students. Check our listing of school group programs to see what might be of interest.
Fort Snelling State Park (Partner Site)
Fort Snelling state park’s education programs focus on the resources that are found at the park. Program subjects are natural resource preservation, wildlife, plants, geology, history and cultural heritage.

For more information on planning a field trip, e-mail Brian Goodspeed or call 651-293-8414.

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.