The Reserve’s education program is a core component of our commitment to elevating the public connection to freshwater resources and the Lake Superior watershed and its estuaries. We utilize place-based and outdoor learning and effective environmental communication and media to support schools, educators and youth in learning about and experiencing Lake Superior. Combined with The Lake Superior Estuarium, an interpretive center open to the public, our education program ultimately provides a vital community resource by strengthening regional schools, encouraging collaboration between communities and supporting the local economy.

Teacher Professional Development

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Bringing the Lake Superior watershed to life in regional K-12 classrooms

Our signature K-12 education program improves learning through integrated outdoor and environmental education. Through the program, we provide professional development for teachers through field experiences, extended resources and year-long mentoring and support.

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K-12 & Community Programs

The Lake Superior Estuarium

A Gathering Place
for Exploration

With support from NOAA and UW-Extension, the Reserve renovated a disused building on Barker’s Island for our new public learning center, The Lake Superior Estuarium. This new public space has become a destination for residents and tourists alike. Through interpretive exhibits, visitors learn of the interdependence between our local natural systems and economy.

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Live Data

64.9° F

18.3° C

Pokegama Bay

10/19/2017 12:00 (LST)

Wind Speed
2.1mps - 4.7mph
Max Wind Speed
4.7mps - 10.5mph
Wind Dir From
171° To 
Rel Humidity
25%
Bar Pressure
1017mb
Total PAR
910.0
Cum Precip
0.0mm

All Data is property of NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) / National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

Education Careers

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