Posted Online: May 16, 2012, 3:53 pm
River Action's Explore the River Series - 2012
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Press release submitted by River Action
Quad Citians of all ages have a chance to experience the Mississippi River from a great perspective through River Action's two summer education programs. Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks offer an assortment of family-friendly activities designed to educate and entertain beginning June 5.
Channel Cat Talks participants can enjoy a boat ride on the Mississippi River with a two-hour guided water tour aboard the Water Taxi where experts will discuss subjects ranging from plans for the upcoming I-74 Bridge to A Day in the Life of a Riverboat Captain to Mississippi River Flooding and more. Each Channel Cat session is $12 per person.
Also included in the lineup are Riverine Walks, which are free to River Action members or $5 for others. Those sessions will touch on topics such as Make Room for the River in Your Life, excursions to Quad Cities Wild Places, and a paddling tour of Nahant marsh by kayak or canoe.
Participants can explore the shoreline on foot during leisurely walks along the Mississippi River or various surrounding sites. Also guided by local professionals, the Riverine Walks aim to educate Quad Citians about the environment and river development with a wide array of interactive activities.
River Action's goal is to use the summer education series to create an awareness of and appreciation for the Mississippi River. Participants will encounter a beautiful river and learn from inspiring professionals through hands-on activities.
See the full lineup of Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks on the River Action website, riveraction.org.