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We Need Presenters

Share your idea for a workshop or field trip at the 2019 Lake Superior Youth Symposium!

Geology Presentation

Seeking Presenters

LSYS is a great opportunity to share what you love about Lake Superior!

Submit pre-proposals here by October 24th

It's also a chance to reach high school students and educators that are highly engaged in this topic.

Keep in mind, this is an interdisciplinary conference so we need presenters with a wide range of expertise - art, culture, history, social justice, business, science, sustainability, communications, government, engineering and health (just to name a few).

Workshops will be delivered on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Field trips will be either a half-day or full-day in length on Saturday, May 18th.

Submit your proposal for a workshop or field trip today!

Organizers will review your pre-proposal on October 29th and will reach out to selected presenters for more details in early November.

Examples of past workshop topics:

  • Living with wildlife
  • Mining Impacts in the Great Lakes Region: A Tribal Perspective
  • Common Sense Wildnerness Survival and First Aid
  • Leave No Trace in the Wilderness
  • Painters of the Lake: Inspiration from Lake Superior
  • Worm Watch
  • Fur Trade - Life of a Voyageur
  • Digital Data - Manipulate Hydrologic Data Available Online
  • Get Off the Grid - Explore Renewable Energy Options

Examples of past field trips:

  • After the Flush - a tour of WLSSD's wastewater treatment plant
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - geological tour of Duluth
  • Lazy Day on the Lester River - work with scientists to collect data
  • Uncovered - visit the EPA's Research laboratory
  • Warbler Walk - Learn about spring birds and visit Park Point to bird watch
  • Buckthorn Boot Camp - Learn about invasive species and remove some buckthorn
  • Wild about Wild Rice - Visit Fond du Lac Reservation to visit a wild rice lake and learn about water quality issues
  • Keep on Trekkin - Hike the Superior Hiking Trail
  • Set Sail - Learn the fundamentals of sailing while taking a sailboat trip on Lake Superior