The purpose of the Lake Superior Youth Symposium is to inspire and motivate teachers and students in grades 8-12 to become stewards of Lake Superior and the Great Lakes!
The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute is proud to be hosting the 15th biennial symposium. Students from across the watershed are invited to join us for a four-day, three-night experience in Ashland, Wisconsin. Participants will share knowledge and skills, address current issues that challenge the health of the Lake Superior basin, and experience an appreciation of the history and culture of the Lake Superior region. Symposium activities will include keynote presentations, field trips, artistic expression, team building games, and fun!
Students must attend the Lake Superior Youth Symposium with a teacher from their school who is also registered for this event.
This page has Symposium registration and basic information. Find More Information at learnsymposium.weebly.com.
Field Trips on Friday, April 21
Participants will receive an email in early spring to sign up for field trips. We will have professional staff with each field trip trained in first aid. Groups can split and mingle. Groups traveling together are not required to attend the same field trip.
Please note that the amount of people who can attend a field trip varies for each trip due to transportation limits. Registration will be first come, first served! Field trip options may include, but are not limited to:
- Meyers Beach Sea Caves
Hike to the famous sea caves and explore the wonders of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
- Madeline Island Adventures
Visit the Madeline Island Museum, hike to the sea caves at Big Bay State Park, and explore the boardwalk and lagoon at Big Bay Town Park.
- Copper Falls Geology
Explore the waterfalls of Copper Falls State Park.
- Ashland and Art
Tour Ashland, Wisconsin, via bicycle, exploring the city’s art, murals, and local attractions. Bike the corridor trail and stop at a local coffee shop for a facilitated art experience.
- Water Quality Testing
Travel to local streams in the Lake Superior watershed and participate in water quality testing. Explore various macroinvertebrates and learn more about the region’s natural history.
- And more!
Registration has closed. We hope you can join us for a future program!