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Comments from Participants:

lake superior youth "The symposium was really neat. Many of the Brimley Middle School students did not fully grasp the magnitude of their experience until they returned home. Here, they began the process of explaining what they saw, heard and experienced. From the Brimley school viewpoint the symposium was a huge success. I and the Brimley school group are very grateful for you and your teams' dedication and focus on providing a quality symposium. The teacher that traveled with the students is already talking about fundraisers and projects that the students might be interested in so they can attend the next youth symposium in Ashland, Wis.
Toby Rhue
Hiawatha National Forest

lake superior youth THANK YOU for all of your work in organizing the symposium. What an amazing feat! If those who participated walked away with half of what was presented to them they received a huge amount. Listening to kids talk and watch them in the sessions was wonderful. Our students were thrilled with the entire experience. Ron, Holly and I are already planning to attend the symposium in Ashland! THANK YOU!
Karen Bacula (teacher)
Bothwell Middle School
Marquette, MI

A great big THANK YOU for your hard work in putting on the Lake Superior Youth Symposium. The 4-Hers that I brought from Duluth, Minnesota said they had a great time and want to attend again in two years. In the meantime, Im going to work with them and carry on what they are fired up about! My 4-Hers are alos commited to share pictures and stories in 1-1/2 years in area high schools to bring more Minnesota youth! Thanks again for a fine conference!
Shari McCorison (youth leader)
Minnesota Extension
University of Minnesota - Duluth

The students all said they enjoyed the trip very much. They thought the tour of the mine and the canoeing trip were great. They even enjoyed the food. Thank you for the time you must have invested in getting the program together.
Theresa Paulsen (teacher)
Mellen Public Schools
Mellen, WI

lake superior youth I thought it was an EXCELLENT EVENT!!! You are to be commended for your perseverance throughout this whole project. You held it together and kept us all moving forward. Your leadership has been outstanding. Thanks for letting me be involved in such a great event.
Ron Kinnunen (presenter & Steering Committee member)
Michigan Sea Grant Extension
Marquette, MI

Thanks again for all your help and patience. That was a terrific Symposium. Thanks for a super opportunity to learn. My kids had a great time. Many enlightened persons--young and old. I loved that Rendezvous!
Bill Mittlefehldt (teacher)
Anoka High School
Anoka, MN

"I want to let you know how much my students and I enjoyed the Symposium. Your hard efforts did not go unnoticed! Kudos to a job well done. I would attend another one again! Thanks for making it possible."
Nan Powell (teacher)
Marenisco School
Marinesco, MI

"I learned an increased amount about protecting and respecting the lake. "
Michipicoten High School student
Wawa, Ontario

lake superior youth "I learned what other schools were doing in their environmental clubs and what we could do to improve ours. "
Whites Pines Collegiate & Vocational School (student)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

"I was very inspired to do more to help our environment."
Great Lakes Aquarium student

" I gained the skills to work as a team and I learned how I can help my own community preserve nature."
Chassell High School (student)
Chassell, MI

" I learned that we need to preserve what a great gift we have, otherwise our kids will not be able to see the beauty it has now."
Baraga High School (student)
Baraga, MI

" I learned that there is a huge world out there that must be taken care of." Bothwell Middle School (student)
Marquette, MI

Last Update: 3 May 2001
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