27 local students from grades 8-12, along with teachers and chaperones, will attend the 15th biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium this weekend. The symposium lasts from April 20-23. Find full details on the symposium website here.
The symposium attracts students from the Lake Superior watershed, including MI, WI, MN, and Ontario. Local students will come from the school districts of Lake Linden-Hubbell, Dollar Bay, Houghton-Portage, Ewen-Trout Creek, and Ironwood. There will also be students from the Community Alliance for Progressive Education, and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College.
Students will explore the range of science, art, history, and unique features of Lake Superior. There will also be field trips, presenters, and recreational activities.
All student and chaperone expenses have been covered by local donors, including but not limited to:
Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK)
The Nitrate Elimination Co, Inc
Copper Country Trout Unlimited
MiSTEM Network grant through the Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Tech University’s Center for Science & Environmental Outreach
National Science Foundation grant to MTU Award #2136139
Keweenaw Area Community Foundation (grant)