LSSI News & Events


Come to the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative 11-Year Celebration!

6-8 pm, Thursday, April 11th at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center

The community is invited to the Lake Superior Celebration at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) from 6-8 pm, Thursday, April 11th. The event is FREE, family-friendly, and open to all. (Driving directions below.)

The Lake Superior Celebration will highlight the work of the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) brings schools and communities together in the stewardship of Lake Superior and its watershed. There will be displays and presentations by Barkell Elementary School, Washington Middle School, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City High School, and Copper Country ISD, in addition to informative displays by community organizations, local growers, and non-profits. Jerry Jondreau and Katy Bresette of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will have traditionally harvested & processed maple sugar & manoomin products.

LSSI school team presentations will begin at 6:30 pm. Darrell Hendrickson, Washington Middle School science teacher, Matt Zimmer, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City science teacher, and Karyn Juntunen, CCISD Special Education teacher, will describe their stewardship projects.

At 7:00 pm, Dr. Valoree Gagnon, Director, University-Indigenous Community Partnerships at the Great Lakes Research Center and Research Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, and Rachael Pressley, Assistant Regional Planner, Western UP Planning & Development Region, will present on the Western UP Food Hub.

Students will get in on the fun and learning with a variety of hands-on activities including Tomato Planet, Making Butter, Posy Poetry, and Oh Deer.

The event will also feature LIVE Music with Handful of Humans with Sue Ellen Kingsley, Eric Munch, Norm Kendall and Shawn Oppliger, and the World Water Day art exhibit “Wilderness” featuring artists
Daniel Hill, Josh Jaehnig, Jonathan Soper.

Light refreshments, including snacks, cake, lemonade & coffee will be provided.

The event is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, and the WUP MiSTEM Network with funding from the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

For more information: contact: Emily Gochis, Director, WUP MiSTEM Network at the Copper Country ISD at 482-0331 or or Joan Chadde, Director, Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, at 906-487-3341 or .

Visit the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative on the web CLICK HERE or on Facebook.

DIRECTIONS to the MTU Great Lakes Research Center, Campus Maps: CLICK HERE

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