Lake Superior Water Festival

 


Since 2013 the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative has hosted an annual Lake Superior Water Festival at Great Lakes Research Center on Michigan Technological University’s Campus. Elementary, middle, and high-school students from Western Upper Peninsula schools districts gather to learn about and celebrate our most precious natural resource – the Great Lakes!

Learning about ROVs from the Dollar Bay SOAR High School LSSI team.
Learning about ROVs from the Dollar Bay SOAR
High School LSSI team.

A wide variety of topics from science and engineering to creative writing are presented each year, providing hands-on learning opportunities. Students participate in four 35-minute activities presented by Michigan Tech scientists and graduate students, along with presenters from agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard, Ottawa National Forest, Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, and the Copper Harbor Trails Club. The event is provided free of charge for our regional schools.

Discovering macro-invertebrates in a stream sample.
Discovering macro-invertebrates in a stream sample.

View the 2019 Water Festival Flyer to find out more details about this year’s event.

Registration is open for this year’s event! Teachers can register their classes here.

For more information contact Joan Chadde, director of the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach and LSSI School-Community Team Mentor & Professional Learning Coordinator.