Welcome to Rivers of Life

Rivers of Life is a full model for contextual learning; a flood of projects, adventures, and resources to help K-12 teachers and students learn about and from their watershed. 

Rivers inspire us, transport us, feed and nourish us, and amuse us. Much of human history, culture, and inspiration is tied to water. They are places of relaxation, exhilaration, occupation, culture, and history. With Rivers of Life, you'll use rivers and watersheds as a context for learning about the environment, and our relationship to Earth. Studying your local watershed will help you make global connections.

Rivers of Life offers two rich, hands-on project-based learning programs:

  • The Mississippi Adventure, a comprehensive study of the relationship between you and your watershed. Using the legendary Mississippi River as a model, you and your students will both learn about your watershed, and discover ways to protect the natural system around you.
  • The Watershed Atlas Project, an interdisciplinary project that takes students out into their local watershed to gain an intimate knowledge of the place they call home.

As you explore our site, you'll also find an extensive collection of resources for use in your classroom study of rivers. Join Rivers of Life as we study, and celebrate, the artistic, historical and ecological importance of the world's rivers.

Center for Global Environmental Education
Hamline University Graduate School of Education
1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284
Phone: 651-523-2480 Fax: 651-523-3041
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