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Lake Superior Water Festival at Great Lakes Research Center
HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - High school students from across the Western UP got a new perspective on Lake Superior today.

The Great Lakes Research Center hosted their 6th annual Water Festival today. Nearly 500 high school students learned about a variety of challenges and careers surrounding Lake Superior.

"The goal is for the students to get exposure to science and engineering challenges here in Lake Superior and its watershed, as well as to gain some background in history, communication skills and management," said Joan Chadde, director of the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.

Seven schools from Gogebic, Ontonagon and Baraga counties were represented. Students attended four 35-minute sessions.

"It was very fun. It's very interesting learning the stuff they have here. They have different programs and it's just fun to see," said L’Anse High School 9th grader Isabelle Martinez.

Volunteers from Michigan Tech, US Forest Service and many other organizations led the sessions.

"When a class can participate in a field trip of this type it actually stimulates their interest in learning more about Lake Superior and the various aspects. So, I think it is very beneficial just to pique their interest, but also it is exposure for future career paths they could consider," said Chadde.

"It teaches us different things. When we first came we didn't think it would be fun but I think it changed a lot of people's perspectives," said L’Anse High School 9th grader Keagan Laufenberg.

Sessions ranged from tours of a Coast Guard boat, to leave no trace discussions to writing haikus. More information about Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative programs is available at lakesuperiorstewardship.org.
 
 
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