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Introduction for Bob Riege
Bob Riege grew up in Minnesota and attended high school in Rochester and Junior College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree from Winona State University. He has done extensive graduate study at the University of Wyoming and the University of Minnesota. Currently Bob teaches American History, Advanced Placement American History and Humanities at Austin High School.
Bob Riege is an excellent example of a teacher that brings the outdoors into his classroom. Mr. Riege has been instrumental in establishing a cross-curricular course for students entitled the Great River Project. Mr. Riege's role in this class was to add a cohesive element to the disciplines of English and Science, along with American History. Students in this class experience the outdoors by collecting water samples, floral, and fauna samples of the environment around rivers and streams and how they would influence the Great River, the Mississippi. Students then developed knowledge about the historical elements of this area and then wrote essays and literary works about their experience.
Besides being involved in this project, Bob Riege has developed Fish Fairs for the local schools to experience during the school year. He has coordinated various agencies to provide assistance in these Fish Fairs. We have had bankers giving seminars on fish identification, DARE officers showing students how to cast a fishing rod, and teachers and civic leaders educating the youth about water safety.
Bob has demonstrated to his students how to be ethical while in the outdoors especially as it pertains to harvesting game. He has used his knowledge of the outdoors to share some harvested game with his students so they can have the experience of what venison would have tasted like to early explorers. I know that during the unit on western expansion he had the students do research on foods that pioneers would have made. They in turn, make these dishes and provide others with a taste of items like hard tack, stews, beans, cobblers etc. This brings history of the period alive and provides a tactile sense to the students in Mr. Riege's class.
Bob Riege continues with his educational expertise to give seminars on fishing and hunting to service organizations and at sport shows throughout the Midwest. He is an avid outdoorsman and owns and operates a guide service in the summer months on the Mississippi River. While guiding
Bob, teaches others how to be successful anglers. His classroom expands to the outdoors and his boat during this time.
His classroom doesn't stop at the door to school or to the outdoors, but is also carried to 3.5 million readers each week in syndicated columns that appear in magazines and newspapers from the Dakotas to Pennsylvania and from Canada to Missouri. Also, his educational tutorial methods can be viewed on the Internet. Bob tells me he currently is on six outdoor pages and plans are to add additional pages this summer. Bob Riege's expertise have been solicited by Al Lindner, Babe Winkleman, Perry Good, Sam Anderson, Ross Grothe, Rick Olson and Norb Wallock. All of which are top anglers on the national level. Mr. Riege "ghost writes" for Perry, Sam, Ross, Rick and Norb currently and they also have syndicated columns that appear in a lot of the mentioned magazines and newspapers.
Today it is my great pleasure to introduce you to this educator and
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