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May 18, 2017
LL-H students plant trees, add birdhouses
LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden-Hubbell 10th-grade class took steps on Friday to improve bird habitat at the Torch Lake Sa ... >>more
May 4, 2017
Local students attend biennial lake symposium
Thirty high school students and teachers from three Copper Country schools attended the 12th Biennial Lake Superior Yout ... >>more
May 4, 2017
. Attendees describe symposium’s environmental education method
HOUGHTON — Three Houghton High School seniors attended the recent Lake Superior Youth Symposium in Ashland, Wisconsin, t ... >>more
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June 2, 2017 | Friday
Washington Middle School Community Event & Parent Day
Gr. 6-7 students will share the outcomes of their year-long LSSI project with their parents and community partners. ... >> more
June 5, 2017 | Monday
Baraga Middle/High School Community Event - Garden/Greenhouse Tours & Veg Kabobs
The garden and greenhouse will be open for visiting. We will grill 100 vegetable kabobs. The VIKE's BEST family fun run/ ... >> more
June 12, 2017 | Monday
Big Earth & Big History Lessons Workshop
Big Earth Science & Big History Lesson Workshop for Gr. K-8 Teachers & Community partners M-W, June 12-14 ... >> more
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Local students attend biennial lake symposium
Thirty high school students and teachers from three Copper Country schools attended the 12th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium held April 27-30 and hosted by Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. The students and teachers were from Houghton, Jeffers and Lake Linden-Hubbell high schools.

On Friday, students and teachers were offered a variety of presentations on topics ranging from wolf ecology, climate change, stream monitoring, wild rice, preserving local history through art, and leadership qualities of the voyageurs. Also on Friday afternoon, student groups were invited to present their stewardship projects.

On Saturday, participants were offered four day-long field-trip choices-- ecological restoration; land management & tribal perspectives; forest to farm; historic preservation. All field trips included opportunities to participate in service projects. Saturday also featured a presentation by three groups of adventurers and their respective stories of circumnavigating Lake Superior.

The symposium wrapped up on Sunday morning with students sharing how they were inspired and how they wanted to share what they had learned back in their schools and communities. Their ideas ranged from taking a wild rice field trip with their class, to starting a Green Club, making a garden, to increasing recycling and starting composting at their schools.

The symposium began in 1995 at Northland College and takes place every two years, rotating between Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario. The Western UP Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education partnered with Michigan Tech to host the symposium twice-- in 2001 and 2013. Tentative plans are for the next symposium to be hosted by University of Minnesota Duluth in May 2019.
 
 
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