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A Great Event for a Great Lake

The Lake Superior Youth Symposium gives young people a chance to connect, enjoy the outdoors and learn more about how to protect our natural resources.

Bringing students together to experience the science, art, culture and challenges of protecting one of the greatest bodies of freshwater on the planet - Lake Superior.

Every Two Years

The Lake Superior Youth Symposium takes place once every two years. The next one is planned for 2021 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI.

We'll provide links and more info about the event on this site when details become available.

2019 Event in Duluth

The Lake Superior Youth Symposium took place at UMD from May 16-19, 2019.

Students in grades 7-12 joined us for a weekend packed with amazing activities. 

The conference schedule included:

  • Fun field trips in the Duluth area
  • Workshops that combined learning with hands-on activities
  • Opportunities to contribute to conservation and sustainability efforts
  • Keynote speakers
  • A dance! And other cool activities like rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and art projects

Supported by:

The Symposium was presented with support from these major sponsors:

Department of Natural Resources logoNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo

This event was prepared by Swenson College of Science & Engineering using Federal funds under award NA16NOS4190119 from the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.