Culture, Commerce & Careers

by  National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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Discover ways the Mississippi River has influenced culture and commerce through the years. We will examine what careers and conservation on the river look like today.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00

Additional programs may be added for a reduced rate. Restrictions may apply.


Programs will consist of 45 minutes of live content, followed by a live question and answer session.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences, Social Studies/History, STEM

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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Dubuque, IA
United States

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is located in Dubuque, IA. Part aquarium, part museum, part science center, the River Museum inspires stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive! 

Kaelyn Howe
563-557-9545 x222

Program Details


1 - We start by defining the Mississippi River watershed and the area that we are going to be discussing.
2 - We then go back in time to learn how early settlers used the Mississippi River such as the fur trade and button industry.
3 - We examine how boats have changed over time and look at modern day barges
4 - Wrap up by discussing river careers today


Students will identify ways that humans have used the river over time.
Students will be able to name at least 3 jobs related to the river.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Possible Iowa Social Studies Standards met through this program:

SS.6.20. Analyze connections among historical events and developments in various geographic and cultural contexts

SS.5.13. Describe how goods and services are produced and distributed domestically and globally

SS.3.13. Identify how people use natural resources, human resources, and physical capital to produce goods and services