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Big Muddy Speaker Series - "Steamboat Landscape"
Online Presentation by amateur historian & steamboat modeler Eric Reuter

Hosted by Missouri River Relief as part of the Big Muddy Speaker Series.

Steamboats symbolize a historic era in Missouri River exploration, commerce and transportation. Missouri River steamboats evolved over time, becoming ever more adapted to the basin's unique environment while simultaneously altering it, much like an invasive species introduced into a new ecosystem.

In this presentation, Eric Reuter will use hand-made scale models of Missouri River steamboats and other vessels to discuss the linked history of steamboat development and environmental changes in the Missouri basin, drawing on his professional and personal interests in the links between geology, ecology, history, and land management.

Find links to more information at our event webpage - https://www.bigmuddyspeakers.org/events/event/steamboats_2021/

Only registered users can attend the webinar on Zoom, which allows for Q&A. We will open 115 registration slots but only 100 registered users are allowed to attend. If you miss the registration, you can still watch the presentation live-streamed on the Missouri River Relief YouTube Channel and the recording will later be shared.

Our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/rivertrash1875/

The night of the presentation, we'll be linking to the YouTube direct link from our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/missouririverrelief/

The webinar experience is hosted by Missouri River Relief and sponsored by Rivermiles, the folks that bring you the MR340.

Mar 9, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Eric Reuter
Eric Reuter's lifelong fascination with maritime history expanded to encompass steamboats after moving to Missouri in 2006. His interest in the Missouri River is shared by his wife Joanna, a former USGS scientist who worked on the river. He holds degrees in Earth Science and Education and currently works as a freelance scientific editor, though his professional background includes geologic mapping and public interpretation for the National Park Service, diversified organic farming, grant reviewing, freelance writing, and various public education efforts. He is a member of the Nautical Research Guild, an international non-profit that focuses on combining maritime research and model shipcraft.