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The RiverMobile Lives on in the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

The RiverMobile has a legacy of watershed education throughout the Great Miami River Watershed. The 53-foot tractor-trailer traveled to several schools and communities to offer a unique experiential learning opportunity with its four classrooms. The RiverMobile has been reconfigured and now has a permanent home in the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, where it will now serve greater than 500,000 people a year. This exhibit allows for the RiverMobile to continue its mission of enabling exploration of our watershed, history, aquifer, rivers and our global responsibility.

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Campus and Community 03.06.23

After nearly a decade of traveling, the University of Dayton RiverMobile has rolled to a stop at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

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Into the River

The 2020 cohort of River Stewards produced Into the River, a children’s book geared for 3rd graders. Into the River takes you on an adventure through the Great Miami River. On this page, you will find the book and activities to take your own journey into the river. The creation of this story was a journey in itself.

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