Paddling the Mississippi
Jill Rennicke, Alumni Coordinator

As a child, Maya Dizack (CS8) dreamed of being both a mermaid and a scientist. This summer, those dreams of water and scientific research combined during a three-month, 2,348-mile expedition dubbed “The Big Wet Trip.” Paddling the length of the Mississippi, Dizack took water samples every 50 to 100 miles. The results of those samples will be coordinated with other statistics on population density, and other factors, to shed light on the growing issue of micro-plastic pollution and its environmental effects. For more information on “The Big Wet Trip” and a potential film of the journey, click on the link below to access “Paddling to Protect the Mississippi,” an article on Dizack’s trip by Amelia Foster published on the Minnesota Water: Let’s Keep it Clean website on June 20, 2019.