The educators listed below would like to thank the many local organizations
and school districts that made it possible for 36 middle and high school
students to attend the 2003 Lake Superior Youth Symposium hosted by the
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College on April 24-27.
Students from Jeffers High School, Baraga High School, Chassell High
School, Hancock High School, and Lake Linden-Hubbell High School joined
with students from throughout the Lake Superior watershed (Michigan, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, and Ontario) to learn what they can do to protect and enhance
the wildlife, fisheries, forests, water quality and communities around
Students also learned about renewable energy, organic food production,
hybrid cars, and energy-conserving building designs. The symposium emphasized
environmental sustainability and empowered students to recognize that
their personal actions can make a difference.
Funding to attend the symposium was provided, in part, by:
- Adams Township School District,
- Baraga Area Schools,
- Chassell Township Schools,
- Lake Linden-Hubbell School District,
- Copper Country Trout Unlimited,
- Copper Country Audubon,
- Copper Range Historical Society,
- Friends of the Land of Keweenaw,
- Houghton-Keweenaw Conservation District,
- Jeffers High School Student Council,
- South Range Eagles,
- Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental
Joan Chadde, Linda Pepper, Karen Abata, Mike Benda, Tim Keteri, Katie
Walch Tel: 487-3341
From: "Patricia Toczydlowski" firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 29 Apr
Joan - Thanks for taking our area students. Rachel had a great time. Her
favorite was Jeff Renicke. She's already looking forward to the next one.
It's great to give these students from around the lake the opportunity
to get together and feel empowered and positive.
From: Elizabeth Flynn email@example.com Wed, 30 Apr 2003
Thank YOU, Joan! Kate had a great time. She's been telling me about alternatives
to using styrofoam for insulation, etc. And she came home with a brochure
from the new prep school in Land O' Lakes. She, of course, wants to go
there. I'll make sure she writes a letter of thanks to her sponsors.
From: Kerry Kostamo firstname.lastname@example.org Wed, 30 Apr 2003
HI Joan - A big thank you to you and Katie! Alex Chesny is fired up!!!!!
We have already talked about starting an Ecology Club in the fall. I have
tried to do this before but did not have a core group of committed students
(or much interest). Kids can make a difference!