Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

Superior Rivers Watershed Association’s mission is to engage citizens to become stewards of their watershed. We accomplish this through outreach and education for people of all ages so that our members and citizens can become informed stewards.  

Rivers2Lake Program

Rivers2Lake uses the Lake Superior watershed and South Shore streams, creeks, and rivers as a   foundation for educator and student learning, increased Great Lakes literacy, and engagement. The program provides extended training, mentoring, and resources to teachers in order to support them in creating interdisciplinary inquiry-based and outdoor experiences for students. Rivers2Lake improves learning, enhances engagement and fosters a sense of place. The Superior Rivers Watershed Association’s Rivers2Lake Program is in partnership with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Reserve in Superior, WI and is funded by a grant from NOAA’s Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education Training Program (BWET).

The program is a collaboration between many partners and schools. The Rivers2Lake program allows Superior Rivers to connect the next generation of caretakers and decision makers to Lake Superior and its tributaries. Working in partnership with the Reserve, Superior Rivers provides a home base for staff of the Rivers2Lake program in the western half of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Basin. They connect the Rivers2Lake program, teachers and students to the resource managers located in the Chequamegon Bay region. Their partners include the local offices for the NPS, USF, USFWS, USGS, WDNR, and the Bad River and Red Cliff tribes.

Our South Shore Rivers2Lake Program wrapped up the 2019-2020 school year and took a pause during the 2020-2021 pandemic school year. We are excited to host a new Rivers2Lake Mentor for the 2021-2022 school year to support our local teachers, Rivers2Lake graduates, and education efforts in the South Shore!  

K-12 Report Cards

As part of our Rivers2Lake wrap-up and funding from the NOAA Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education Training Program funds, in conjunction with our Watershed Report Card project in 2021, we produced K-12 report cards for classroom use! Please feel free to use these report cards as a way to engage our youngest generation with water quality, our monitoring program, and how watersheds are important to our ecosystems.

Download our K-12 Report Cards:

K-12 Report Card: the Bad River Watershed K-12 Report Card: Macroinvertebrates K-12 Report Card: Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen