Living River Online
A Virtual Interactive Textbook
VIDEO: Let Ranger Jim introduce you to Living River Online!
ABOUT LIVING RIVER ONLINE
What's an ecosystem?
How is it related to a floodplain forest?
How are mussels connected to a river floodplain's water quality?
Why is it so hard to be a Northern Pike fish in the Mississippi River?
Come find out answers to these questions and more as you explore the upper Mississippi River ecosystem and two native species.
You will explore three topics related to this part of the Mississippi River:
Upper Mississippi River's Floodplain Forest Ecosystem
Each topic will have the following for you to explore:
Introduction video with related topic questions and vocabulary to explore
Understand it: Explore and learn about the topic through slide decks, videos and readings
Do it: Complete a hands-on activity, product or project
Quiz it: Take a short quiz to see what you know about each topic
Use the Resource section:
River Poetry Challenge:
Your teacher may also assign you related activities and lessons. Have fun!
GET TO KNOW THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER!
Introducing the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Get to know an urban national park located within the metropolitan area of Minneapolis-Saint Paul.
Travel the length of the Mississippi River
The Mississippi River runs from its headwaters at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota to its mouth just south of New Orleans, Louisiana. This video takes you on a tour along the length of this amazing river in just five minutes!
Source: Center for Global Environmental Education, Hamline University
A MOST AMAZING RIVER
Living River Online is produced by Mississippi Park Connection in collaboration with Mississippi National River and Recreation Area of the National Park Service. Further support is provided by Hamline University, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and River Educators.