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!
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.
Stay tuned for info on the 2024 LSSI Water Festival!