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Dancing with the Stars


Jared McGovern

2019 Dancing with the Stars: Dubuque Style Contestant

Dancing With The Stars: Dubuque Style is presented by the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce

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Senior Education Manager, Jared McGovern, is Dancing with the Stars this June in support of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. For the next several months, Jared will be raising money and raising awareness for the "super cool stuff" we do at the River Museum every day.

Here are a few things you should know about Jared
  1. His enthusiasm for the River Museum is contagious.
  2. If you ask him to make birdcalls, be prepared to hang out for a while.
  3. He loves to talk about mussel conservation.
  4. He uses words like "super cool stuff" and "awesome" frequently in his vocabulary.
  5. He is willing and excited to do just about anything...including Dancing with the support the work of the River Museum.
  6. He's an all-around great guy and colleague. 
Here are a few things you should know about the River Museum
  1. Our mission is to inspire stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive!
  2. We are actually a part of the Dubuque County Historical Society. As such, we care for over 50,000 artifacts and archival materials related to local history and river history as well as over 2,000 animals representing more than 200 species connected to the Mississippi River, its watershed, and global waterways.
  3. Funds raised from Jared's dancing will support upcoming permanent exhibits, such as River of Innovation and Rivers to the Sea 2.0. It will support our work with endangered species, our support our ability to continue providing quality educational experiences for guests and students.
Saving Species From Extinction

Through our conservation efforts, the River Museum is helping save animals like the Wyoming Toad, Laos Warty Newt, Logperch, and several freshwater mussel species from extinction. You can see some recent videos on our conservation efforts below.


Cocktails For Conservation

We will host a 21-and-older kickoff party for Jared's DWTS efforts from 6 - 9 p.m. on Thursday April 4. This event, entitled "Cocktails For Conservation" will highlight the Museum & Aquariums many active conservation programs. There is no fee to attend this event, but freewill donations and proceeds from the cash bar will support Jared's efforts.


Learn More About "Cocktails For Conservation"

Please support Jared's Dancing with the Stars journey through a gift to the River Museum! And don't forget to check back often for video updates!

Donate to Support Jared & the river museum