While the Access Water team is traveling down the Ganges in India, students from Augsburg College have begun paddling their way down the Mississippi.
Located in Minneapolis, MN, Augsburg College has created a new program called River Semester, which allows students to spend a semester paddling down the Mississippi while conducting field research on various topics such as water pollution or urban riverfront revitalization. The program begins in Minneapolis and follows the course of the Mississippi River, culminating in New Orleans. As part of the program, students are able to attend town hall meetings and meet with environmental organizations along the river. Follow their blog or check out their YouTube account to follow the students this semester as they journey down the Mississippi!