Twin Ports Freshwater Folk: Explore the Shore! Initiative

A Multifaceted Outreach and Education Model

Time, location and registration

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT.
  • This meeting will be held virtually.
  • Register for this event.

Event schedule

  • 11:30 a.m. Meet-and-greet breakout sessions
  • 12:00 p.m. Announcements by attendees
  • 12:05 p.m. Seminar(s)
  • 12:45 p.m. Moderated question and answer
  • 1:00 p.m. Adjourn


How can you effectively promote environmental literacy and stewardship to multiple audiences?

The Director and Assistant Director of Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education will talk about a new outreach and education effort on Minnesota's north shore of Lake Superior.

Learn how Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education has reached more than 200,000 Lake Superior visitors and residents in a 12-month period by integrating:

  • A network of museum-grade multimedia kiosks
  • A companion mobile app
  • An online K-12 learning program
  • A public television documentary
  • A stormwater stewardship program


  • Tracy Fredin, director, Center for Global Environmental Education, Hamline University.
  • John Shepard, assistant director, Center for Global Environmental Education, Hamline University.

What is Twin Ports Freshwater Folk?

  • Minnesota Sea Grant's Twin Ports Freshwater Folk (TPFF) webinars are for people in the Twin Ports communities of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, and anyone engaged in freshwater research, policy, or management.
  • TPFF meetings are the first Wednesday of every month and include networking and informal discussion followed by a presentation(s) on a freshwater topic.
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  • Alex Frie, research and fellowship coordinator, Minnesota Sea Grant.

Image credit: John Shepard