So, what kinds of content would we love to see YOU add to the map?
- Post a before and after picture of something historic in your community.
- What are some cultural experiences specific to your community that you would like to share? Share with us!
- What food can you get in your community that you can’t get anywhere else? Show us!
- Have a picture, video, or short essay inspired by the Mississippi River? Post it!
- How do you interact with the land? Camping? Fishing? Hunting? Boating? Show us!
Get creative! Our only request is to keep it PG and related to the Mississippi River Valley Watershed.
Rex – Your Terrible Lizard King Adventure: Mississippi River Avatar
This is you. Rex the rower. He is your avatar and guide on this trip and he is all yours. The rowers, scientists, education team can’t use his image to post. That means when you see Rex, that you or another classroom has added to the map. There is no limit to the posts you can make. Find out why a dinosaur is our mascot on bios.
Below are the other icons you will see. Here are some things to note: Some of these icons have already been filled into the map. This is because this is just as much a tool to help organize the rowers journey as it is for your input and learning. For example, we have preloaded our scheduled in-school visits, science sample locations, and cooler exchange’s into the map to help us organize the logistics of the journey. Stay posted with these icons as we will be annotating them along the way as we accomplish our data collection and school visits. Using the legend on the bottom of the map you can pick and choose what icons you would like to see.
How to post
Great, I got it. Now how do I post on this darn thing!?
Zoom in to the location you want to mark for your post, the closer the better.
Press the Big Ol’ Plus Symbol in the top right corner of the map
Fill out the form with a good email to contact you at, plus all the other info; a question, an idea or a thought. Add a sweet photo if you want.
Then click on the Button in the middle of the form to be able to choose a place on the map to drop Rex. A big red star will appear showing where Rex will be shout boastin’ about the great things you have to say.
Finally click the submit button, it should tell you your post is awaiting approval.