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A Superior Exploration: Lake Superior’s History & Ecology

Program No. 24850RJ
“Superior” learning awaits on this adventure through northern Wisconsin’s natural wonders — explore the ecology and human history of this fascinating Great Lake!

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Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2025
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Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2025
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Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2025
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2,189
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Aug 3 - Aug 8, 2025
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2,189
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Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2025
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2,189

At a Glance

From Lake Superior’s glacial and tectonic geology to its significance to indigenous peoples and importance to environmental research, the largest freshwater lake in the world makes a fascinating study. Embark on a journey exploring western and southern Lake Superior, including a history of the Twin Ports, field trips to historical sites and presentations by local indigenous elders and historians. Enjoy hands-on learning experiences, wading in the rivers of the Brule River State Forest to catch and identify aquatic creatures and exploring natural wonders through canoeing and hiking!
Activity Level
On Your Feet

What You'll Learn

  • Investigate freshwater ocean ecology through the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute Floating Classroom, a new hybrid research and educational vessel.
  • Learn from park experts about the rich geology and ecology of Amnicon Falls State Park, Pattison State Park and Jay Cooke State Park.
  • Explore the indigenous history of the area through presentations from a local tribal historian and tribal environmental scientist.
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