--- Program Description www.northland.edu/pathfinders Application deadline: May 1, 2006 (brochure attached)
Be one of the selected high school students who will live and learn on Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake! Learn more about your personal leadership style using low and high ropes courses and climbing walls that offer safe, but challenging activities to build your skills. Get immersed in the Lake Superior environment. Explore its estuaries. Kayak to its sea caves. Investigate Lake Superior's critical issues based on a sustainability model that balances social, environmental, and economic perspectives. Gain insight into Lake's cultural significance and the Anishinabe or Chippewa Tribe's reliance on it as you interact with Tribal elders and educators. Let us guide you in developing the knowledge to take action on environmental issues that concern you.
Students will lodge at Northland College's Environmental Living and Learning Center dormitory, located in Ashland, Wisconsin, which recently became the second city in the nation to adopt a resolution to become an Eco- Municipality. Some nights will be spent camping on secluded beaches along the lake! Northland College's Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and University of Wisconsin-Extension educators, faculty, and field counselors, will facilitate your experiences in small groups together with guest speakers, and area natural resource professionals.
To apply, a student must: . Complete the application (preferably using the on-line form found at www.northland.edu/pathfi nders) . Provide at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other appropriate adult. . Be a motivated individual dedicated to making a difference in their community . Have interest in learning about the environmental issues impacting Lake Superior. . Be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school as of fall 2006.
Cost: $250/student or $195 on partial scholarship Full Scholarships also available. Please go to our website for more information on fi nancial aid. Includes Room, board, and instruction for six days. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from Ashland, Wisconsin.
Deadline: All applications and letters of reference are due May 1, 2006.
Refer a Student: Do you know a youth that would be interested in this program? You can go to our website and fi ll out a referral and we'll send them information on Pathfi nders!
Elizabeth Post, Lake Superior Pathfinders Program Director Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Northland College, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806 (715) 682-1482 email: email@example.com www.northland.edu/pathfinders
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