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.

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Let Reserve Education Staff bring the estuary alive for your group or class, request a program today!

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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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Rivers2Lake teachers come from all over the St. Louis River watershed and Lake Superior coast. Browse our story map to get an idea of the scope of the project and what our teachers’ work looks like on the ground before and during the school year.

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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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News

Growing to Meet the Climate Challenge

May 27th, 2021, National Estuarine Research Reserve System Association

Welcome Luciana Ranelli

May 25th, 2021, National Estuarine Research Reserve System Association

Congress Extends Funding For Clean Up Efforts On The Great Lakes

Dec 21st, 2020, Wisconsin Public Radio

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The Lake Superior Estuarium

Enjoy, explore, experience!

The Estuarium doors are closed for the health and safety of our staff and visitors, but we are opening our virtual doors to our guests. Enjoy, explore, and experience the Estuarium from the comfort of your own home.

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Careers

We do not currently have any openings. Check back or follow us on Facebook to learn about open positions when they're posted.

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K–12 & Community Programs

K-12 & Community Programs