Students on Blue Heron

So Many Options

Whether you're into art, science, history, culture, technology, outdoor recreation or indoor pursuits, you will find something fun and exciting at this event!


Symposium organizers are providing hours of hands-on, educational programming in partnership with more than 25 organizations.

Our goal is to ensure LSYS participants have a truly engaging and high impact experience.

We will explore our relationship with the great lakes through artistic, historical, cultural, scientific, engineering, technological, social justice, governmental, business and global perspectives.


Friday, May 17 will feature workshops throughout the day. Participants will select a morning track of three 50-minute sessions and a single in-depth workshop for that afternoon.

Workshop Descriptions

Saturday, May 18 is a full day off campus as participants will select either a track of two half-day excursions or one full-day excursion.

Field Trip Descriptions