Sunday, May 08, 2011

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative invites public to Celebration, Sharing May 9

HOUGHTON -- The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) Celebration and Sharing will take place from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 9, on the two floors of Michigan Tech’s Forestry Building. The public is invited to attend.

Joan Chadde, Co-Stewardship Project Advisor and Community Organization Coordinator is pictured here with the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) photo display at the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition's "Celebrate the UP" event in Hancock March 19, 2011. Chadde works on the LSSI Leadership Team with Shawn Oppliger, Project Manager and School Coordinator, and Lloyd Wescoat, Co-Stewardship Project Advisor. Click on photo for larger version. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

The purpose of the LSSI Celebration is to showcase the work of the 14 school-teams -- teachers, students, and community partners -- to the community, school boards, families, and potential funders.

Each school-community team will have an exhibit displaying their project work in partnership with one or more community partners, and each will make a short presentation. Washington Middle School (WMS) will present their "Adopt-a-Beach" and school forest program through photos, flyers, and student work. Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School showed their portable "frisbee disc" golf basket that is being used to introduce Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary students to the game as a warm-up to the new disc golf course that the LLH 5th grade is developing for the Lake Linden Village Park. They are partnering with the Village of Lake Linden. C.J. Sullivan Elementary School has designed and built a nature trail at their school forest for the community and other classes to enjoy and learn from. They are partnering with the Village of L’Anse.

Here is the Schedule:

4 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. School-community teams set up project displays in alpha order by school in atrium.

6:30 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. MC welcome (G002 Hesterberg Hall)

6:35 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. View LSSI Video

6:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. Elementary School Team Presentations by students, up to 2 min. each

7 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Break -- Continuous play slideshow of projects and view Project Displays

7:20 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. View LSSI Video

7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Middle and High School Team Presentations by students -- 2 minutes each

8 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. View Project Displays

Ongoing 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. View School Community Team Project Displays in Atrium, Scavenger Hunt, Snack Buffet

School Teams presenting/exhibiting are Pelkie School - Baraga Area Schools, B.R.I.D.G.E. High School, Chassell High School, C.J. Sullivan Elementary, CLK Elementary School, Dollar Bay High School, E.B. Holman School, Hancock High School, Hancock Middle School, Horizons Alternative High School, Jeffers High School, Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School, Lake Linden-Hubbell Middle School, Washington Middle School.

For more information email Shawn Oppliger at shawn@copperisd.org.

The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative is part of the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, which was established by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust with the support of the Wege Foundation. Visit their Web site at lakesuperiorstewardship.org.

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