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River Quest

Photo: Students boarding the Vista Star for River Quest event

May 15-18, 2017
Vista Fleet
323 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN

Each May, boatloads of Duluth-Superior area sixth-graders travel through educational stations aboard the Vista Star and in South Pioneer Hall at the DECC. Carrying "passports" to document their adventures, they learn about the St. Louis River ecosystem and related commercial, industrial and recreational activities. During the 2.5-hour "excursions," students are introduced to topics ranging from pollution prevention and stopping aquatic invaders, to boating safety and commercial shipping.

This year, Minnesota Sea Grant is sponsoring and staffing two stations for the students: one about rip currents, the other about invasive species and HabitattitudeTM. The St. Louis River Quest will draw 1,530 pre-teens from 14 area schools. Since its inception in 1993, River Quest has provided hands-on learning to over 23,000 students.

For detailed information about River Quest, visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/riverquest.

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