Lake Superior Pathfinders program offered,
deadline May 31
The Ashland Daily Press
Published May 2, 2005
The UW-Extension-Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Office,
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and Wisconsin Coastal
Management announce that Lake Superior Pathfinders: Empowering
People to Take Action Toward a Sustainable Lake Community
program will be offered again this year. The youth program
is open to all high school students (as of fall 2005)
there are three sessions and each runs for one week. The
three sessions will be July 17-23, July 24-30 and July
Lake Superior Pathfinders offers participants an opportunity
to learn more about their personal leadership style/capabilities,
experientially immerse themselves in Lake Superiorís critical
natural resource issues, and discover how to utilize their
skills to take actions in their own communities. Issues
such as toxins and bioaccumulation, habitat change and
impairments, invasive species, sustainability, and integrating
natural resource values in economic development will be
learned in the field.
Educators and experts will facilitate these experiences
through low/high ropes courses, discussion groups in beautiful
settings, and on the water by snorkeling, sea kayaking
to sand caves, camping and more!
The week-long program is $125, with financial aid available
to qualified youth. All program fees cover room and board,
materials, instruction, and equipment costs. There is
also an option to earn one undergraduate credit in Environmental
Leadership. This would be a great addition to your transcript.
The cost of one undergraduate credit is $285.
For more information contact Steve Sandstrom at: email@example.com
The Pathfinders program will be housed in dorms at Northland
College, and participants will also spend some overnights
on Lake Superior beaches.
For questions or to request an application, contact Elizabeth
Post at (715) 685-2670. You can also visit us on the web
at www.northland.edu/pathfinders for details. Application
deadline is May 31. Space is limited please register early.