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GLIN==> Lake Superior Pathfinders Environmental Leadership Program

Submitted by Elizabeth Post <epost@northland.edu>

Program Description
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
. 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.

Summer 2006 Dates

Session I: July 9th - 15th

Session II: July 23rd - 29th

Session III: July 30th - August 5th

Application deadline: May 1, 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,

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!

For more information contact:

Elizabeth Post, Lake Superior Pathfinders Program Director
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
Northland College, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806
(715) 682-1482 email: pathfinders@northland.edu

Sponsored by the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, UW Extension and Northland College.

Attachment: 06 brochure 1 (2).pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document