Lake Superior Youth Conference
|Thursday, February 24th, 2000:|
| Travel to Bayfield Wisconsin
lodging check in
|Friday, February 25th, 2000:|
|Lake Superior Youth Conference
at the Isle Vista Bingo Hall-Red Cliff Reservation
|8:00-9:00|| Conference Registration-Check in at the Isle Vista Bingo
|9:00-9:15||Prayer and Welcoming|
|9:15-10:00|| Walter Bresette Biography
presented by Andrew Gokee
|10:00-10:30||Global Warming Presentation|
|10:45-11:15|| The �Nasty Nine� Contaminants
presented by Kory Groetsch, Environmental Biologist, GLIFWC member of Binational Forum Work Group
|11:15-11:45|| Kreher Park-Lake Superior Coal Tar Contamination and
Sediment Removal Effort
presented by Michael Lang, Michigan State University, Project Assistant, Great Lakes & Mid Atlantic Center for Hazardous Substance Research
|12:30-1:15|| The Journey of Advocacy towards the Supreme Court Ruling
of the Voigt Decision
presented by Leo La Fernier & Henry Buffalo
|1:15-2:00||The Mille Lacs Decision|
|2:00-2:45|| Building Regulations to Protect our Medicines
Eric Johnson Cape Croker
|3:00-5:00|| The Advocates Toolbox
presented by Bob Olsgard, The Lake Superior Alliance
|6:00-?|| Pizza Delivery
optional evening activities:
Drum Warm ups
|Saturday, February 26th, 2000|
Winter "GREEN" Gathering
Traditional Pow-Wow at Bayfield High School-Town of Bayfield
|9:00-11:00||Continental Breakfast at Isle Vista Bingo Hall|
|11:00||Drum Warm Ups and Drum Registration|
|Sunday, February 27th, 2000|
Check out 11:00 am
for more information: Katherine Morriseau home: 715-373-0356
office:715-779-3700 x 22
Walt Bresette Memorial at Red Cliff
Lake Superior Youth Symposium for grades 8-12 students to be held May 17-20 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI. Registration deadline is April 5. A news release is below.
4th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium
Mark your calendars now for the Fourth Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium on May 17-20 on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan! The symposium will bring together grade 8-12 students and teachers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario to learn about the Lake Superior and the Great Lakes watersheds. The goal of the symposium is to promote stewardship of Lake Superior and the Great Lakes amongst tomorrow's leaders and decision-makers.
More than 60 different field trips and presentations will be offered on a wide variety of topics, including history, geology, water quality, forest management, pollution threats, environmental stewardship, artistic expression, and student initiatives. Invited presenters include Michigan Tech, Northland College and University of Wisconsin faculty and graduate students, plus specialists from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historic Park, Michigan Sea Grant, the Great Lakes Aquarium, Trout Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation, Lake Superior Alliance, Mead Paper Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, plus many educators, artists, and writers. Lois Beardslee and Ron Hobart will both be guest presenters at the symposium. Lois Beardslee, an Ojibway artist, author, and storyteller from Maple City, Michigan will present a program titled, Native American Arts, Stories & Spirit that includes story-telling and teaching of traditional Ojibwe arts, such as porcupine quillwork, sweetgrass and birch bark basketry, birch bark cut-outs of animals, birch bark bitings, and cedar fiber weaving. Ron Hobart, of Hayward, Wisconsin will present a program titled 'The LaSalle Presentation' that portrays a 17th century voyageur garbed in authentic clothing-muslin shirt, canvas pants, wool socks, and moosehide moccasins, as he travels through the Great Lakes. Ron will also host a Voyageur Rendezvous at McLain's State Park and offer symposium participants the opportunity to paddle on the Portage Waterway in his 36-foot long voyageur canoe!
Symposium registration $100 per student and $125 pre teacher/chaperone. Registration covers meals and lodging for the entire 3-day symposium, plus all field trips and presentations. One teacher/chaperone per 10 students is required. Registration is limited to the first 400 students to register.
Registration deadline is April 5, 2001.
This exciting symposium is being organized by the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach at Michigan Technological University, the Copper Country ISD Math and Science Center, and many other agencies and organizations. Funding for the symposium comes from the Wege Foundation, the Elizabeth E. Kennedy Fund, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Copper Country ISD Math and Science Center, the Keweenaw Community Foundation, Mead Paper Division, and the Lake Superior Binational Forum. Copper Country AmeriCorps is a partner in conducting the symposium.
Symposium coordinator, Joan Chadde, explains the purpose of the symposium, "Our goal is to increase understanding of challenging environmental and scientific issues, enhance appreciation for the diverse natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Lake Superior region, and promote personal involvement in creating solutions. This will be an exciting learning opportunity for all!"
Visit the symposium website at: http://www.emmap.mtu.edu/gem/education/symposium.html for online registration and symposium program information, or contact Joan Chadde, at the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach at Michigan Technological University by phone at 906/487-3341 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org