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River Quest

May 10 - 13, 2010
Duluth, MN

St. Louis River Quest is an annual three day program for sixth grade students from the Duluth-Superior area. This year, it is scheduled for May 10 – 13.

Created in 1993, it is designed to instill environmental stewardship in area sixth graders while helping them understand industrial, commercial and recreational activities in the St. Louis Harbor. More than 6,400 students have participated in the program since its beginning. The program is intended to increase student’s awareness about the purposes and uses of the harbor, and how to protect its unique environment. It highlights the St. Louis River estuary as a wonderful asset allowing the students to study water quality and the ways in which water affects our environment, and also the ways that their actions impact our water quality.

Every year the program brings over 800 area sixth graders on a harbor tour aboard the Vista Star. The excursion vessel, Vista Star, becomes a floating classroom that tours the students through 10 learning stations specifically designed to give them hands-on experiences with the industrial, environmental, commercial or recreational activities within the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Learning station lessons are provided by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, U.S. Coast Guard, Midwest Energy Resources Company and Minnesota Sea Grant.

For more information, visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/riverquest.


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