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Teacher Resources


Our Mississippi coverACTIVITY SHEETS
Museum Scavenger Hunt Kindergarten - First Grade
Animal Tracks Activity Sheet
Eagle Crossword
Insect Crossword
Waterfowl Crossword
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sancturary Word Search
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary Map Activity

Traveling Trunks

Our Mississippi Teacher Guide Files

John Madson Memorial Library
This resource library is located at the Rivers Project Office in West Alton, Missouri. Educators can take advantage of the many publications on wetlands, habitats, and nature guides, along with engineering and navigation publications. Many excellent videos are available through the library and are a way for people to learn about Locks & Dams, Eagles, Flooding, and Wetlands. Many of our videos are around 30 minutes long and can be checked out by visiting or calling the Rivers Project Office, (636) 899-2600.

Most of the written materials in the library were donated to the Rivers Project, by John Madson's wife, Dycie. John Madson was the author of many books and articles. An Iowa native, John and his wife retired in the Alton area. John wrote about the natural history and resource conservation of rivers, prairies, and deserts. He had work published in the Smithsonian, Audubon & National Geographic magazines. He passed away in 1995.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Education has resources trunks available for loan to formal and non-formal educators. Trunks may be borrowed for two-week time periods. Each resource trunk is a large plastic container filled with supplemental items to enhance your lessons. Click here to see which trunks are available in the John Madson Memorial Library at the Rivers Project Office.

Ranger Kits
The US Army Corps of Engineers has resource kits available for loan to formal and non-formal educators. Kits may be borrowed for two-week time periods. Each kit focuses on an Environmental Education topic. These kits are designed to enhance your lessons about wetlands, prairies, birds, fish, insects and more. Please call Erin, (618) 462-6979, for more information.


The National Great Rivers Museum  2 Lock and Dam Way  Alton IL  62002   877-462-6979