A River Through Time: Change on the Mississippi

This program was recorded on November 2nd, 2021.

Making the Mississippi River better suited to our needs and purposes has profoundly altered the great river’s natural systems. Professor John Shepard draws on an archive of interpretive visualizations and media resources to chronicle human impact on the upper river’s floodplain ecosystems and the delta’s coastal wetlands. He also will suggest pathways to a more sustainable future for America’s most iconic river. John Shepherd, MA, Indiana University, is an associate professor in Hamline University’s School of Education, where he also is assistant director of the Center for Global Environmental Education. 

This series is partially co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.

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