Educational Programs

Due to COVID-19, MWMO staff will not be holding in person events or presentations until further notice. Educational programming will be offered virtually when possible. If interested in a program below, please submit a request. We are also happy to work with you to find other ways to bring information about stormwater pollution and protecting water quality to your group. Please contact us with questions.

The MWMO has a variety of education and outreach programs to help people learn more about our work and how we can all work together to protect water quality and habitat in and around the Mississippi River.

Programs on our site, the MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center, are geared for youth (7th grade and older) and/or adults in groups of 30 or less, although we can accommodate larger groups in some cases. Programs are generally 1-2 hours in length.

Off-site options are available for a wider variety of ages and group sizes. Please feel free to contact us with your specific needs. All programs are offered free of charge.


Michaela Neu
Youth and Community Outreach Specialist or 612-746-4975

Introduction to Urban Watersheds

A fun and interactive overview of our urban watershed with emphasis on stormwater and pollutants of concern. This introductory level course is adaptable to a variety of audiences and interests and could include a combination of a presentation, hands-on activities and a tour.

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Educator Workshops

These workshops focus on helping educators integrate high-quality water-focused programming into area classrooms and informal educational settings.  Contact us to set up a workshop for your group or watch our schedule for upcoming workshops.

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Professional Development and Training Programs

The MWMO works with its partners to provide high-quality professional development and training programs to equip professionals with knowledge and skills to implement best practices to protect water quality and habitat in our watershed and beyond.

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Mississippi River Green Team

The Mississippi River Green Team is a two-year employment and conservation program for Minneapolis youth, in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The Green Team is an opportunity for youth to have a mentored job experience, learn about environmental careers and acquire new skills.

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MWMO Table/Presentation

Would you like the MWMO to have a presence at an event in your community? MWMO staff come to neighborhood and community events to share activities and resources related to water quality and stormwater management.

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Customized Programming

Work with the MWMO to develop an extended program that fits the needs of your group and provides a deeper dive into local water issues. Programs will explore the Mississippi River, water quality and habitat.

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