OAR Northwest is a Seattle, USA based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit adventure education organization, exploring the world’s water under human power, delivering innovative STEM curriculum to classrooms online and through school visits, and performing research from our vessel of opportunity.

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2016 Adventure: Mississippi River is happening now!  Click here to find out where our team of adventurers are at in their 100 day journey down the Mississippi River, learn about the impacts they have had on students along the way, and the critical science experiments being performed.

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4 days ago
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This journey is done but not quite over. The rowers must still make it 22 miles up river to the last road in Venice and there are more schools to visit. A trip like this comes with a responsibility ... See more

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The four of them have thoughts coming fast and varied and unknown to one another, and perhaps they jump back to the very beginning. A small lake in Minnesota surrounded by tall trees. Rain drops ... See more

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At the end of the river is a small sand bar half covered with thick reeds, dead ones litter the beach. It burns easy and camp food is cooked over open flames and a most nontraditional but delicious ... See more

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Here in the south pass something happens. Industry all but vanishes and the river that grew mighty and filled with big ships becomes a smaller river. More fish jump. Crab traps fill the edges of ... See more

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From the crowsfoot, at river mile number zero, there are three choices. South, South West and South East pass. The crew heads to the south pass and to the tiny fish camp of port Eads. This is not ... See more

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The crew enters the crows foot of the Mississippi. Ten miles past Venice, Louisiana and the last road. But its still not the gulf, still twelve miles to go, while New Orleans is a distant 93 miles ... See more

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Once more the landscape we row past changes subtlety as willows are replaced by cypress. Audra and the team rose at two this morning to make the final miles to the gulf. The ships down here seem ... See more

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Almost every ten to twenty minutes ships if this size pass us in the final miles bringing and taking good and bulk from the middle of the country and the rest of the world to the river. Just on the ... See more

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Eric and the google boat row pas freighters and into “English turn,” the last hard bend in the river before it starts to make its comparatively straight course to the sea. Over 200 years ago a ... See more

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Under the shadows of giants the crew sneaks south past the big ships of the world on their way to the final push To the Gulf of Mexico. #AMR2016 #finalpush