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River of Words® (ROW) conducts an environmental poetry and art contest for youth aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12 every year. ROW is a Project of The Center for Environmental literacy at St. Mary's College of California. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of their own watershed, and to express what they discover through poetry and art. Winners of the international contest will be announced in April of each year, and are honored in a mid-April ceremony at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California. Entries not chosen as finalists or grand prize winners in the international contest are returned to Iowa, where they are judged in an Iowa statewide River of Words contest.

Thirty-six Iowa students have been announced as the winners, runner-ups or honorable mentions in the 2014 Iowa River of Words® (ROW) Environmental Poetry and Art Contest.  The students’ poems and art were selected from hundreds of entries submitted to the contest. Their works are celebrated in this traveling exhibit.

Sept 8 - 16, 2014 at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium- Dubuque, IA
Oct 6 - 24, 2014 at the Hurstville Interpretive Center- Maquoketa, IA
Nov 3 - 20, 2014 at the Prairie Heritage Center- Peterson, IA
Jan 5 - 23, 2015 at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center- Cedar Falls, IA
Feb 2 - 20, 2015 at the Figge Art Museum- Davenport, IA
Mar 30 - Apr 24, 2015 at the Knoxville Public Library- Knoxville, IA
May 25 - Jun 12, 2015 at the Water’s Edge Nature Center- Algona, IA