4th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium

Student Teams & Sponsors


Upon their arrival at the symposium, students will be assigned to a "TEAM" of twelve students. TEAM stands for 'Together We Achieve More.' In their TEAMs, students will list their local con-cerns for Lake Superior, draw from what they are learning at the symposium to identify solutions, and summarize their thoughts into a poster to share with other symposium participants. TEAM recommendations will be shared with the International Joint Commission. Students will also make personal commitments to implement in their schools and communities after the symposium.


Students and teachers are encouraged to look for local sponsors to help with registration and travel costs. Many of the following organizations support environmental education, teacher training, and student involvement in the community. Contact the organizations in your local area to inquire about the possibility of having them sponsor students or teachers to attend the symposium.

  • Community Foundations
  • County Conservation Districts
  • Trout Unlimited Chapters
  • Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Forest products industry
  • School Boards
  • Banks and businesses
  • Churches

    Model Student Groups

    We will post the availability of sponsorships from around the Lake Superior watershed on the symposium website.

    Update 08FEB2001