Acknowledgements


Funding


Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state's air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.


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Development Team


Mississippi River Water Journey Camps is led by the University of Minnesota  Institute on the Environment with a team of partners and supporters.

Principal Investigator: Beth Mercer-Taylor, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Lead Researcher & Concept Design: Jonee Kulman Brigham, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, Creator, Earth Systems Journey Model

Camp Program Coordinator: Venessa Fiedler, University of Minnesota Recreation & Wellness Summer Youth Program

GIS Integration: Len Kne, U-Spatial Associate Director and Rebecca Barney, Research Assistant, U-Spatial, University of Minnesota

Video Direction and Production: Audrey Robinson Favorito, Wild Carrot Productions, with Jimmy Morrissey, Videographer

Lead Teacher and Activities Designer: Kate Flick, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Co-Teacher and Map Art Leader: Rebecca Barney, Research Assistant, U-Spatial, University of Minnesota

Camp Staff/Teacher: Katie Mercer-Taylor, Cameras, Water Testing, and more

Activities Planning and Development Support: Lauren Schultz, Andreas Fenner,

 

Partners, Support, and Tour Guides


University of Minnesota:
Stacey White, Sustainability Coordinator, University Operations
Cathy Abene, Principal Civil Engineer, Facilities Management
Don Filiowich, Energy Management
Shane Stennes, Director of Sustainability
Daniel Sward, GIS Senior Analyst
Les Potts, Director of Landcare
David Moeller, Assistant Professor, College of Biological Sciences
Kimberly Long, IonE, Events Coordinator

Capitol Region Watershed District
Lindsay Schwantes, Community Outreach Coordinator
Britta Suppes, Monitoring Coordinator
Gustavo Castro, Water Resource Specialist
Joe Sellner, Water Resource Technician

U.S. National Park Service
Brian Goodspeed, Park Ranger

West Mississippi Watershed Management Commission:
Susan Nelson, Environmental Scientist/Botanist (Wenck)

St. Paul Regional Water Services:
Justine Roe, Water Quality Specialist
Jodi Wallin, Public Information

Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization:
Nick Voss, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Tyler Thompson, Water Resources & GIS Technician


Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (who operates: Metropolitan Waste Water Treatment Plant)
Linda Henning, Manager, Special Projects

Macalester College:
Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Ph.D., Sustainability Manager (and Sarita Wetland Expert)