A Few Spots Available for Fall Mississippi River Adventure

submitted by underhil@augsburg.edu

There is a great group of students signed up to embark from Lake Itasca to begin their hundred-day canoe expedition down the length of the Mississippi River. Students take courses in environmental justice, climate change, politics in the American heartland, outdoor leadership, and undertake individual research projects. In addition to spending time in St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans, the group paddles and camps portions of the “Wild Miles” on the Lower Mississippi, the heavily industrialized “Chemical Corridor,” and finishes by paddling to the Gulf of Mexico, site of some of powerful resistance from local Indigenous communities. Students interested in joining the program are invited to apply through the Augsburg Study Away web portal. Deadline extended to May 31, with a few spots still available!

Apply for the River Semester here.