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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 and payment forms below. 

Itinerary: 

Day 1:

  • Heritage Park 2007 project 

  • Tour Coon Rapids Dam 

Day 2:

  • Tour Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Headquarters 

  • River Walk – Sheridan Veterans Memorial to Stone Arch Bridge

  • Lock and Dam tour

DAY 3:

  • Fort Snelling State Park – B'Dote

  • Bohemian Flats - Mississippi Gorge

Day 4:

  • Harriet Island Paddle Boating

  • Boat Ride

  • Visit to North Mississippi Regional Park

JOIN ANY 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

Drop-off and pick-up at:

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

1301 N. 10th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411

9:30am bus leaves facility

4:30pm bus returns 

Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks

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