Drum Roll Please...After:

  • 160 days
  • 3,351 miles
  • 13 states
  • 7,397 feet of elevation loss
  • and working with over 1,500 students at 15 schools

We are proud to report that we made it to the Gulf of Mexico! Thanks to the all the generous river angels, creative teachers, enthusiastic students, great sponsors and the river for making our trip a success. We couldn't have done it without you!

Adventure
On The River

On The River is a 3,500 mile, 13-state education-linked, canoe adventure. In July 2015, our route started on the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, MT and headed east, down smaller creeks and rivers to the Missouri River. We will continue down the Missouri River to the Mississippi River and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico.  Be part of the adventure by tracking our progress, reading our blog posts, or getting involved.

Education
On The River

Along our route the On The River team will connect with schools through classroom visits,  curriculum integration including On The River videos, and river visits to use real-world experiences to engage, inspire, and educate young people along the river. Educators can learn more about our programs and sign-up to begin planning.

Conservation
On The River

Canoers experience first hand the threats to our rivers. On The River tells the story of the river to raise awareness, foster respect, and inspire creative solutions. As part of our commitment to conservation, On The River is collecting water samples to be analyzed by Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, as part of a worldwide study on the extent of microplastic pollution in our water.


What's New On The River? Check out the latest:

Click the map to learn our daily progress

Click the map to learn our daily progress


Get Involved with On The River

Do you live near our route? If so, you can help us connect to teachers and classrooms interested in adventure-linked education or community members with spare couches for us to sleep on. If you don't live near our route you can still help make On The River possible with a donation (every donations gets an original watercolor postcard), spreading the word, and most importantly adopting habits for healthy rivers. Please contact us if you have any other ideas for On The River.