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Ice Semester for River Rangers

January 29, 2014Reba JuettenEventsComments Off on Ice Semester for River Rangers

Apparently this is supposed to be spring semester…I think ice semester would be more appropriate.

We had a super exciting River Rangers meeting tonight!  Thank you to everyone who joined us.  We attempted to go geocaching, but unfortunately snow got in our way.  Now we just need the snow to melt so we can try it again!

In the meantime, we’re planning a snowshoeing even, a trip to the Science Museum, and a trip to Mill City Museum, all of which should work out with the cold!

We’re still working out the details for some of these events, but here is what we have so far:

Friday, February 7th 5:30pm Science Museum Trip.  Let us know you’re planning to join us so we can figure out rides from campus (email:  We’ll be visiting all of the exhibits and talking to a ranger at the Mississippi River Visitor Center!  More info:

Wednesday, February 26th Meeting 6pm STSS 121.  Members of Paddle Forward will be joining us to share about their canoe trip down the Mississippi River last fall.  Check out some background on their website:

Friday February 28th River on Our Doorstep: 10am Research Session, 1:30pm Student Programs session in Coffman.  Come give your input on how students at the University of Minnesota want to connect to the river!  We’ll be discussing our ideas with community and University members, so it will be a great networking event if you’re thinking about a career in a related field.

March 16-21 (Sunday-Friday) Spring Break trip to Tennessee to clean up the river!  A couple River Rangers are planning to carpool down for a spring break service trip, let us know (email me!) if you’d like to join us!  It will be a great opportunity for bonding, making a positive impact on the river, and having fun! More information:

Wednesday, March 26th Meeting 6pm STSS 121.  We’ll be hosting a mini research symposium about river-related research and learning a bit about graduate school options along the way.  If you’re a graduate student and would like to offer a 10-15 minute presentation, please let us know as soon as possible!

Join us for one or all of these events; we’d love to see you!  More information to come about River Futures presentations, a trip to Mill City Museum, snowshoeing, restoration along the Mississippi River through campus, and trips to SNA when the snow melts!

Reba Juetten (

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