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Tue, Sep 24


Various locations across St. Joseph

H2JO - Smithsonian YES Stories Water / Ways Video Project

Does your Middle Schooler want to learn to make their own videos? Would they love to take a Missouri River Cruise with Missouri Department of Conservation and learn about biodiversity? Are you looking for a unique and valuable extracurricular activity for your super-talented child?

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H2JO - Smithsonian YES Stories Water / Ways Video Project
H2JO - Smithsonian YES Stories Water / Ways Video Project

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Various locations across St. Joseph, Missouri Department of Conservation Northwest Missouri

About the event

The St. Joseph Museum, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Remington Nature Center are excited to announce a special opportunity for students grades 5-8th to participate in the Smithsonian’s YES: Stories project for the traveling Water / Ways exhibit. YES: Stories is designed to engage young people across the country with their communities to discover and digitally document their unique history by utilizing new professional equipment. This opportunity will run from September of 2019 to October of 2020. Students will learn about the history and science of Northwest Missouri water systems and the Water/Ways exhibit curriculum.   

“The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition dives into water--an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically. In societies across the globe, water serves as a source of peace and contemplation. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired by the complex character of water – a substance that is seemingly soft and graceful that is yet a powerful and nearly unstoppable force. Water also plays a practical role in American society. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns. Access to water and control of water resources have long been a central part of political and economic planning. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.”

An important part of the YES: Stories project will be to develop a video project using video recording and editing software.  Students will work collectively and learn to use the latest video technology.  The final product will be on display in the exhibition when it travels to St. Joseph and on the Smithsonian’s website on-line. 

This opportunity is available for a limited number of students.  

Meeting dates in the fall are every other Tuesday from 4-6:00.  Students may miss only one meeting date per semester.


September 10 – Remington Nature Center

September 24 – Missouri Department of Conservation

October 8 – Wyeth-Tootle Mansion

October 22 – East Hills Mall

November 5 – Remington Nature Center

November 19 – Remington Nature Center

December 3 – TBD

December 17 - TBD

The program will continue meeting Tuesdays in the spring beginning in January.  Dates will be announced.  

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