MNRR Ranger In Your Classroom
The Educational Ranger staff here at Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR) would like to have one of our Park Rangers visit your classroom to talk about what the river means to this community, the state of South Dakota and our nation. This past summer you witnessed record breaking floods that changed the way our community and the nation saw North America's longest river. Perhaps your students have questions about what they have seen and heard. The power of the Missouri is the power of natural forces to reshape our world every day. The river not only reshaped the landscape in 2011, it also rehaped the lives of the citizens who live along its banks.
The answers to these questions are complex and our rangers will help your students better understand how the river works and its place in the natural world. Our goal is build awareness among your students of the Missouri National Recreational River and why it is an important part of their future. We hope you will take this opportunity to invite us into your classroom. We feel that you will not be disappointed.
Did You Know?
Before the 1950s, the Missouri River carried an average of roughly 140 million tons of sediment per year past Yankton. After closure of the dams in the 1960s, an average of roughly 4 million tons per year moved past the same location.