'Erosion: Sculpting the Landscape' online lesson

Local teens create habitat, reduce erosion

To reduce erosion, students from Harding High Earth Club planted native shrubs and flowers with FMR staff on the Indian Mounds Park bluff overlooking the river in St. Paul.

FMR is proud to conduct indoor and outdoor educational programs for approximately 2,000 youth annually. We now also offer our educational resources online.

You can find all our lessons, that meet state standards, on our main education activities page. These lessons include indoor and outdoor activities as well as not sheets that allow students to answer questions about the topic while working through the material.

'Erosion: Sculpting the Landscape'

The Mississippi River used to be a small river flowing into the Great River Warren. In this lesson, we explore how erosion changed our river and landscape, sculpting it into what it is today. And its continued role in shaping Minnesota today, from farm fields to our metro river corridor. We'll also cover a few things we can all do to prevent erosion and protect our valuable soil and waters.

Come explore our landscape with these videos, note sheets and activities.

And when you're done, please share your answers to the challenge question about the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers by sending an email to FMR youth coordinator Kate Clayton at kclayton@fmr.org.

Full video lesson

Transcript available here.

To accompany the video...

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