Author Archive: Americorps
September 12, 2023
Unlocking the Mysteries of Migration with the Motus Wildlife Tracking System
Presentation by Sarah Kendrick
Check out Migratory Bird Biologist Sarah Kendrick’s presentation on how advances in tracking technology are allowing us to learn more and more about our smallest migrant birds and how this information is working to target conservation efforts.
July 11, 2023
Tale of Two Rivers: Contrasting Development and Conservation on the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers
Hydrologist Robb Jacobson discusses the engineering of both Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and their differences.
June 13, 2023
Six Generations of Williamsons in the McBaine River Bottom: Home of the Bur Oak
Presentation by John Sam Williamson
John Williamson shares the history of his family in the McBaine River Bottom and their connection with the famous Bur Oak.
May 9, 2023
The Shared Story of German Immigrants and African Americans in Missouri
Within the social and political context of nineteenth-century Missouri, German specialist Sydney Norton and sociologist Cecilia Nadal examine the contributions of German immigrants who dedicated their lives to ending slavery, and who, in some cases, worked with African Americans to institute laws of social equality after slavery was abolished.
April 11, 2023
Paddle MO – Because You Shouldn’t Paddle Less
Mary Culler dives deep into the history and purpose of the Paddle MO experience. Stunning sites, educational talks and great paddling company.
March 14, 2023
Adventure Art on the Mighty Mo’
Steve Snell presented his river-based art practice and his recent adventure down the Missouri River. He also premiered an episode from his forthcoming video series…
February 21, 2023
Hydrology of the MR340: Racing on the Missouri River
Presentation by Carrie Elliot, Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey at the Columbia Environmental Research center River Studies Branch See the presentation on YouTube! Hosted by Missouri River Relief In 2022, to celebrate the mid-career milestone of 20 years of working as a hydrologist on the Missouri River Carrie Elliott entered and finished the MR340. Before the […]
December 13, 2022
The Missouri River Bluffs: A Climbing History
Presentation by Jim Karpowicz and Mike Jenner See the presentation on YouTube! Hosted by Missouri River Relief For December’s Big Muddy Speaker Series, Missouri Native rock climbers, Jim Karpowicz and Mike Jenner told tales of their rock-climbing journeys and delved into the history of rock climbing in Boone County. Missouri rock climbers Jim Karpowicz and […]
November 8, 2022
Watershed Cairns: Marking the Missouri River with Art
For the November Big Muddy Speaker Series, Reuter showed some images from her 2017-2018 journey tracing the Missouri River.