This event looks like a great opportunity for students and teachers to connect with the Great Lakes and each other. Check out this press release and the Lake Superior Youth Symposium website for more information!
Press release from the website:
For Immediate Release: March 12, 2013
The 10th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium will engage 400 Gr. 7-12 students and teachers from the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and the Province of Ontario—who live in or care about Lake Superior and the Great Lakes watersheds. This four-day event will take place May 16-19, 2013 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. The symposium will provide students with the opportunity to interact with scientists, historians, natural resource managers, artists, musicians and environmental educators as they explore Lake Superior and its watershed through hands-on investigations, field trips and inspiring presenters. Symposium participants will be tasked with developing a plan for a stewardship project that they can implement in their local community following the symposium.
Presenters include Michigan Tech faculty and students, Isle Royale National Park, Ottawa National Forest, Copper Country Trout Unlimited, WaterWalkers, Keweenaw Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Superior Watershed Partnership, Blue Heron Drums, Global Cities, model student groups, and many, many more.
The cost is $140 per student or teacher which covers 3 nights lodging in Michigan Tech University Residence Hall, all meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch, and all field trips, presenters and activities. Payment due by April 15th by check payable to: Copper Country ISD
Register your group online at: http://lakesuperioryouth.org Mail payment to: Loret Roberts, LSYS Registration, Copper Country ISD, 809 Hecla Street, Hancock, MI 49930.
Through their experiences, as well as the opportunity to interact with students from around “the lakes,” students will gain new knowledge and problem-solving skills to bring back to their schools and communities.
The symposium is coordinated by the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education and Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, and is made possible with funding from the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth Force, Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition, and Superior Watershed Partnership.
Watch the symposium video: http://youtu.be/CKlmohDJupU