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Mississippi Summer Exploration

Join Us for a Mississippi Summer Exploration!

This summer, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center's Camp Katharine Parsons team will take youth ages 9-12 on a 4-day exploration of the Mississippi river, stretching from Coon Rapids to downtown St. Paul. Youth will learn about the cultural, environmental, and industrial factors that have shaped the river to create what we see today. This will include a broad understanding of watersheds and modern challenges to our water resources, as well as background about the history of North Minneapolis and the impact of the loss of access to the river on the community where we live. 

Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks. We ask you to choose the dates that best fit your schedule in the registration form below. 

JOIN ONE OF FIVE TWO-WEEK SESSIONS:

 

SESSION 1: JUNE 18 - JUNE 27

 

SESSION 2: JULY 9 - JULY 18

 

SESSION 3: JULY 23 - AUGUST 1

 

SESSION 4: AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 15

 

SESSION 5: AUGUST 20 - AUGUST 29

ITINERARY​

Day 1:

Heritage Park 2007 Storm Water project Tour Coon Rapids Dam ​

Day 2:

Tour Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Headquarters River Walk – Sheridan Veterans Memorial to Stone Arch BridgeLock and Dam tour​

Day 3:

Fort Snelling State Park – B'Dote

​Day 4:

Harriet Island Paddle Boat rideVisit to North Mississippi Regional Park

IMPORTANT INFO:

 

Sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks. Dates are based on your choice of session in the registration form.

Drop-off and pick-up:

10:00am bus leaves Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

4:00pm bus returns

Please be on time to drop off and pick up participants and ensure that your emergency contact field is filled out in the registration form. 

Drop-off and Pick-up Location: 

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

1301 N. 10th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411​

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