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River Museum partners with RiverWorks Discovery to host “Who Works the Rivers” career event

Local high school students will have a chance to explore potential jobs available on America’s rivers at a free career fair next month.

RiverWorks Discovery® (RWD), a national outreach program of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host “Who Works The Rivers” from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 24, at the River Museum campus, located at 350 E. 3rd St., Dubuque, Iowa.

“Who Works the Rivers” is free and open to high school juniors and seniors interested in exploring river-related careers. The day includes meetings with representatives from the maritime industry and related fields, free lunch, tours of a Newt Marine towboat and the William M. Black dredge boat, and a deckhand training for students to test their skills at line throwing.

Transportation grants are available for schools interested in bringing students to the event. More information on transportation grants can be found at Schools and students can register for the event by contacting RWD Program Coordinator Jim McDonald at 563-557-9545 x235 or

“Who Works The Rivers” is sponsored, in part, by Newt Marine Services.

About RiverWorks Discovery
RiverWorks Discovery is a nationally recognized educational outreach effort of the National Rivers Hall of Fame, located at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. RWD educates communities about the commerce, culture, conservation and careers of America’s rivers and their watersheds. The program has more than 150 co-sponsors and 40 non-profit partners nationwide who make it possible for RWD to provide free educational materials and presentations to the public. Since its inception in 2004, RWD has educated over one million children and families through involvement with various festivals, conferences, seminars, school presentations, and hands-on workshops. RWD is a coordinated effort that brings together the river industry, community leaders, museums, nature centers, educators and the general public to recognize the important role of our rivers in everyday life.