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  • Swarovski Waterschool USA Mississippi River at NGRREC

    L&C's NGRREC is the headquarters of the newest Swarovski Waterschool, the first and only of its kind in North America. 

    The primary goal of this program is to educate people living alongside the Mississippi River about the human connection to and reliance on healthy and functioning river ecosystems. We hope to not only educate students but also inspire them to positively impact their communities.

    The Swarovski Waterschool is currently conducting lessons with local high school students from the Upward Bound program as well as offering several weeks of Camp Waterschool for students ages 10-13 during the summer. Applications are also being accepted for our free Swarovski Waterschool teacher workshops that will be held at NGRREC this summer. Teachers attending these workshops will receive training, a free educator toolkit, professional development hours, and opportunities for funding support for community engagement activities.

    Backpack Buddies

    In Fall 2016, we launched a project aimed at empowering Illinois students to make a positive impact on the lives of fellow students downriver, providing support for flood victims in Louisiana, and creating a dialogue between the two, based on mutual experiences and understanding. Learn about the program through our interactive storymap below.

  • Contact

    Natalie Marioni
    Swarovski Waterschool USA Coordinator

    NGRREC/L&C
    One Confluence Way, East Alton, IL 62024

    nmarioni@lc.edu
    Phone: (618)-468-2783

    Elizabeth Flotte,
    Swarovski Waterschool USA Educator

    NGRREC/L&C
    One Confluence Way, East Alton, IL 62024

    eflotte@lc.edu
    Phone: (618)-468-2781

  • Resources

    Students

    Swarovski Waterschool is offering free Camp Waterschool for students ages 10-13. Call (618)468-5701 to enroll today!

    Teachers

    Are you a teacher who would like to educate your students about water and river systems and engage them in a community action project? Apply here