10th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium

AgassizStudents, Teachers Gather at Tech to Learn about Lake Superior

More than 200 teachers and students from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario are coming to Michigan Technological University this week for the 10th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium. Students and teachers from 26 schools in three Great Lakes states and Canada will spend four days at the symposium, Thursday to Sunday, May 16-19.

The Lake Superior Youth Symposium is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science and Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center, the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and the Western UP Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education. Funding comes from NOAA, Earth Force, the Keweenaw Community Foundation, Upper Peninsula Environmental Council, Superior Watershed Partnership, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, Copper Country Trout Unlimited, Copper Country Audubon Club and Dale Nichols.

For a schedule of activities and other information, contact Joan Chadde, jchadde@mtu.edu or 906-487-3341, or access the schedule and program booklet online: http://lakesuperioryouth.org/.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Jennifer Donovan.

Youth symposium highlights Great Lakes stewardship, research

Attendees participate in hands-on workshops, challenge courses and art and music programs that highlight careers aimed at protecting the Great Lakes. Participants visit streams, lakes and forests. They kayak, hike, rock climb and tour mines.

The symposium is for grades 8-12 students and teachers in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario.

Read more at Great Lakes Echo, by James Dau.

Students get hands-on experience with nature

Samantha Reynolds traveled all the way from Harper Middle School near Detroit to Michigan Tech to learn more about nature.

It’s all part of the Lake Superior Youth Symposium: a gathering of more than 200 students from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Canada, learning about wildlife.

Read more and watch the video at Upper Michigans Source, by Sarah Blakely.

Tech hosts symposium designed to get kids thinking about Superior

“Nobody says you must have a Lake Superior Youth Symposium. We just do it because we love it,” said Joan Chadde, education/outreach program coordinator for Tech’s Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, during Thursday’s opening ceremony in Fisher Hall. “We love Lake Superior, we love the Great Lakes and we want you to love it, too. We know by creating an experience like this we’re hoping you’ll remember it for the rest of your life.”

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Stephen Anderson.