Each year more and more teachers are interested in using Missouri National Recreational (MNRR) as a tool to help their students understand the natural world around them. The MNRR features stunning scenery, diverse plant and animal communities, amazing river ecology along with Native American, Lewis & Clark and Frontier history for school groups.
The material and links on this page should help you plan a successful educational experience whether you bring your class to the MNRR, or want to bring the Missouri River into your classroom.
Ranger In The Classroom 2012
Our first program will introduce your students to the Missouri National Recreational River while answering the following questions:
Where is the Missouri National Recreational River?
- Why was a stretch of the Missouri along the South Dakota-Nebraska border designated Wild and Scenic River?
- What is the Missouri National Recreational River's role in this region?
- What does this mean for your students and their families?
- Most importantly: How did the Flood of 2011 change the river?
- Finally, how will the future of the river influence the lives of a generation from this region?
Click here to learn about how to get a MNRR Park Ranger In Your Classroom in the Spring of 2012!
Teacher-Ranger-Teachers or TRTs are just that - classroom teachers during the school year who work as Park Rangers during the summer then return to their schools for the next school year. Missouri National Recreational River is seeking enthusiastic teachers interested in learning about the National Park Service, sharing your summer experiences as a National Park Ranger with your students and colleagues. Click here to learn more...
Missouri National Recreational River - Education Program Goals
- To provide opportunities for the students to form their own emotional and intellectual connections between park resources and values.
- To introduce students to the mission of the National Park Service and the significance of Missouri National Recreational River
- To provide a curriculum-based, outdoor education experience that is age appropriate and supplements classroom learning objectives.
- To introduce students to the value of protecting natural and cultural resources for future generations.