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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Education Staff

Rivers2Lake staff based with the Superior Rivers Watershed Association

Education Interns

Alyssa McDonald

Education Intern

Univiersity of Minnesota Duluth

Sara Rybak

Rivers2Lake and Estuarium Intern

UW-Superior

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.

Rivers2Lake Story Map

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

Education News

Mentoring works: Teachers engage year-round with Lake Superior

Oct 9th, 2019, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Connecting teachers and students to the Lake Superior Watershed

Oct 3rd, 2019, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Ribbon Cutting For Improved Wisconsin Point

Sep 20th, 2019, 610 AM • 103.9 FM Duluth, MN

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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Lake Superior Reserve Learning Center

K-12 & Community Programs