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A Journey of Exploration

About Us

RiverWorks Discovery® educates communities about the commerce, culture, conservation, and careers of the great rivers of America and their watersheds.

Featured Career


Career Description: Photographers typically start work freelancing. They are usually hired for specific jobs. The pay for these jobs can vary depending on the assignment. Photographers are responsible for meeting the client's expectations in the delivery of the photographs or videos. Videographers can expect to edit videos in line with client expectations. For a barge line, that might mean taking photos of boats or sharing videos of operations of the maritime industry. 

Annual Salary: Avg. $30,090

Minimum Education:  None


Hall of Fame Spotlight



The Artists, writers, and musicians

Constance Lindsay Skinner

Inducted in 1991

The idea of telling the saga of American history through its rivers originated with Constance Lindsay Skinner. In 1935, Farrar and Rhinehart initiated the Rivers of America series with Constance Lindsay Skinner as general editor. The Kennebec: Cradle of Americans, the first in a projected series of 24 volumes, appeared in 1937. At the time of her death in 1939, six of the seven volumes she edited had been published. Skinner had planned to write the Missouri River volume, but she died before she could complete it.

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