The Lake Superior Youth Symposium is celebrating it's 10th Biennal this year, from May 16-19 at the Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. The Symposium aims to inform, inspire and motivate students and teachers to become stewards of Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. The goal of the symposium is to increase understanding of challenging environmental and scientific issues, enhance appreciation for Lake Superior’s beauty and history, promote personal involvement in creating solutions, and encourage participants to build upon their symposium experience in their schools and communities after the event.
At the symposium, students and teachers will attend presentations and field trips conducted by Michigan Technical University faculty and graduate students, natural resource professionals, artists, writers, historians, and educators. More than 50 different presentations and field trips are planned on a variety of topics, including fisheries and wildlife, water quality, forest ecology and management, geology, Great Lakes threats and uses, conservation, sustainability, writing, art, photography, and student initiatives.