Coming Fall 2015. Applications for River Semester now being accepted! Click here to start filling out the application form. Priority application deadline: Dec. 15, 2014 qualifies you for a $750 discount on the program fee.
Spend 4 months traveling the length of the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New Orleans by canoe, bus, boat, and train
Conduct field research on topics such as stream ecology, the Clean Water Act, agriculture in the watershed, political organizing around environmental issues, and urban riverfront revitalization
Explore the history, literature, food, music, and culture of the Mississippi River from the headwaters to the Delta
Gain skills tailored to fit the needs of partner businesses and institutions including graduate schools, nonprofits, and government agencies
Attend town hall meetings and environmental organizations in river towns
Meet with other college and university students along the river
Hear guest lectures and performances by local experts and artists
Deadline approaching for 10-day trip this Fall 2014 (must register by Aug. 10).
canoe trip down the river Aug. 23 – Sept. 1, 2014
POL 241: Environmental and River Politics
Travel in 22 foot Voyageur canoes with Wilderness Inquiry
Camping on the river each night
Meet local activists, politicians, and conservation biologists
Water quality sampling and other field study of the river ecosystem