'A River Reflection' nature program to focus on Mighty Mississippi

For the Courier-Post
Posted: May. 8, 2019 11:22 am

Hannibal Parks & Recreation is offering a nature program about the river.

A River Reflection will be 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 15 in Riverview Park, starting at Shelter No. 1.

Gale Rublee, nature educator, will lead the program.

She said, "Let’s take a little time to reflect on the Mighty Mississippi. What happens upriver that makes it flood here? Why are there river bluffs and hills in Hannibal and not on the Illinois side? How is the water a reflection of us? Join us for some river viewing and pondering at Riverview Park."

Rublee has previously been a naturalist and teacher at Shaw Nature Reserve in St. Louis and has been a storyteller and actor. She is the coordinator and teacher for the Bluff City Theater Youth Education Theater Initiative.

There will be walking on the paved trails or road. The program is free but reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing


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