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Learning, Laughing & Leading

The Lake Superior Youth Symposium will give 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.

We Are Lake Superior

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

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

The conference schedule includes:

  • Fun field trips in the Duluth area
  • Workshops that will combine 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

Welcome Participants

We're excited to see you on Thursday, May 16th! Check in is from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Ianni Hall (the residence hall where participants are staying). 

After 5:00, arriving participants can come to Kirby Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Kirby Student Center and we'll have someone there that can give you your keys and get you set up so you don't miss any of the festivities.

Here's the schedule for the evening:

  • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Check-In at Ianni Hall (the residence hall where participants are staying)
  • 5:30 -7:00 Welcome & Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00 Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Social Time

Want More Information?

For more information, please contact or call 218-726-7409.

Supported by:

The Symposium is 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.