LLO Planning Freshwater Discovery Day

UMD's Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) is planning a day-long event open to the public, to talk about the research happening on Lake Superior and the scientific work being done to deepen our understanding of the world's essential freshwater resources.

This first annual Freshwater Discovery Day is set for July 31st, 2024. LLO researchers will be on hand to talk about research on microplastics, spearheading the field of winter limnology, and provide tours and demonstrations to participants.

Event Details

July 31, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT
Pier B Resort Hotel in Duluth, MN
Tickets: $100/person. Available for purchase here.
Ages 12+

The event will kick off with a morning interpretive cruise followed by an afternoon of demonstrations, presentations, and films. Lunch and dinner are included with purchase of a ticket. 

Purchase your ticket for Freshwater Discovery Day here! 

Sponsorship packages are also available, contact Dean Wendy Reed for more info at [email protected]

- Backyard Cookout Lunch: Grilled hamburgers*, bbq baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad. *Impossible Burger substitute available. 
- Buffet-Style Dinner: Arugula salad, rosemary potatoes, sweet potato mash, green bean almondine, roasted veggies, grilled chicken.

Parking: Full-day free parking available at Pier B Resort Hotel. A 0.7 mile one-way walk to and from Vista Fleet dock is required for the morning cruise. Alternative arrangements are available for those that prefer a shuttle, contact [email protected] to request these services. Parking is also available near the Vista Fleet dock at the DECC for $10/day.

Lodging: Room reservations at Pier B: Guests can call the front desk at 218-481-8888 to book in the Large Lakes Observatory room block or online at www.pierbresort.com using Group Code LARG3024. Offer expires 6/10/2024.