We are pleased to announce and welcome Brandi Shapland as our new Rivers2Lake Education Mentor for the 2021-2022 school year! Brandi is a graduate of Northland College with a passion for environmental education. She recently spent a month sailing on Lake Superior with the Sea Change Expeditions crew, creating and teaching programming to youth around the Lake Superior Coast, and is excited to help the region’s teachers create engaging lessons that will spark interest in younger generations. “Lake Superior is my home and I am so excited to take on a larger role in protecting its watershed. I am looking forward to connecting with teachers and getting to know this incredible community on a deeper level.”
We are impressed with Brandi’s communication style and on-the-fly lesson giving and can’t wait to see what support she brings to our local educators as well as our Superior Rivers outreach efforts.
The South Shore Rivers2Lake program is hosted in conjunction with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve’s River2Lake program. For the 2021-2022 school year, Brandi will focus on building connections and support with alumni of our South Shore Rivers2Lake program as we pilot future growth of this alumni network and support. If you are an alumni of the Rivers2Lake program or a local educator looking for assistance with outdoor placed based learning, reach out!
Learn more about the Rivers2Lake program with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve at https://rivers2lake.org/