St. Louis River Quest: No. 1 of 8
With a River Quest passport in hand, students cycle through 12 learning stations during this annual May event. Presenters from the likes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard and Minnesota Power prepare quick 10-minute presentations for students.
St. Louis River Quest: No. 2 of 8
Topics at the annual St. Louis River Quest range from hydroelectric power, sustainable forestry, and watershed pollution to “fishy physics,” water safety and the shipping industry that’s made the Twin Ports the “Great Lakes cargo capital.”
St. Louis River Quest: No. 3 of 8
The City of Duluth operates an annual learning station explaining the difference between storm and sanitary sewers.
St. Louis River Quest: No. 4 of 8
Students learn about various aspects of the Duluth-Superior estuary—learning on water and on land via the Vista Star and Pioneer Hall, respectively. It’s a special sort of career day for students that would otherwise remain in a textbook.
St. Louis River Quest: No. 5 of 8
The annual St. Louis River Quest "is especially important for the students that will grow up to live here in the Duluth-Superior area. It explains to them the responsibility they have to their region but also gives them the tools to ensure it is maintained,” says organizer Adele Yorde.
St. Louis River Quest: No. 6 of 8
This presentation, entitled What is the Es-chew-air-ee?, explores how these freshwater wonders like the St. Louis River estuary, protected from wind and waves, make great homes for plants, birds, fish and insects.
St. Louis River Quest: No. 7 of 8
This Great Lakes Aquarium presentation, called Fishy Physics, explores the neutral buoyancy of fish, and how they stay that way.
St. Louis River Quest: No. 8 of 8
This presentation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is called Cold Hand Luke, and fills students in on hypothermia and water safety.