The Junior Ranger Program of the Mississippi River When you join the Junior Ranger program you pledge to explore, learn about, and protect the Mississippi River. National Park Rangers lead many programs designed just for Junior Rangers and provide unique opportunities help Junior Rangers fulfill their pledge. more...
River Rat Quiz Do you know how long it takes a raindrop to travel from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico or the depth of the Mississippi River at its deepest point? Learn about the Mississippi River by visiting our river facts page and then test your river knowledge by taking the River Rat Quiz. more...
You Are the Lockmaster!
A kayak is approaching and you must direct the vessel through the lock and dam. Can you open and close the entry gate, activate the filling valve and help the kayaker safely pass through? more...
Let's Move Outside Find ways to get outdoors and active at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Our park offers numerous special and ongoing programs and events focused on getting children and families outdoors and enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle. more...
Big River Art Contest The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area holds the Big River Art Contest each fall. You or your class can particpate; read the contest rules to find out how. View the online galleries to see previous winners. more...
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Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures
The UWCA is an outdoor canoe program focused on getting Twin Cities youth on the Mississippi River.
Having Fun with Mississippi River Fish
Learn more about the fascinating fish of the Mississippi. Colorbook pages included!
Healthy River Healthy You
The Healthy River Healthy You podcast takes steps towards building a healthier lifestyle and river.