'Our Waters' online watershed lesson

Students enjoy the Mississippi River as it flows through the Minneapolis and St. Paul river gorge

The Mississippi River is the main river in our local watershed. About half of the continental United States drains water into the Mighty Mississippi.

FMR is proud to conduct indoor and outdoor educational programs for approximately 2,000 youth annually. During this difficult time, we're striving to offer our educational resources online.

As they become available through April 2020, we'll share new lessons that meet state standards on our main education activities page as well as in our new Facebook group for educators.

If you'd also like to be notified when we reactivate in-person classroom presentations as well as program outings, please let us know!

'Our Waters'

What is a watershed and how do humans impact both the land and our water's health? Come explore our waters with these videos, note sheets and activities.

And when you're done, please send us photos of your watershed drawings or diagrams on our Facebook page for educators.

Full video lesson

Like many educators, we're doing our best to quickly create remote content. Our classroom programmer, Kate Clayton, is currently under self-imposed quarantine with limited resources. We'll continue to revise our programs and presentations to make them more remote-classroom friendly and post them on our Facebook page for educators!

Transcript available here.

Supplemental 4-minute video: "What's a watershed?"

To accompany the video(s)...