Professional learning, mentoring, and support in outdoor and environmental education.

Rivers2Lake uses the Lake Superior watershed and the St. Louis River, its largest US tributary, 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. Since 2012, Rivers2Lake has mentored 116 teachers in the St. Louis River watershed and along the Wisconsin coast of Lake Superior.

Applications for 2024-2025 school year are OPEN!!

The Summer Institute will be held on August 6 through August 9, 2024.

Application materials are below.

Our ‘Curriculum’ pages are currently under construction. If you can’t find what you are looking for, email Ryan at