This website connects aquatic science research on the impact of human development in the St. Louis River watershed and estuary with stories of important local resource issues and place-based learning activities.
Goals of the Website
- Interweave science and stories to illustrate the complexity and multiple perspectives within the estuary’s social, economic, and ecological systems
- Advance spatial literacy and conversation around environmental sustainability in coastal communities
- Provide place-based learning opportunities
Guidance & Resources
The St. Louis River Estuary project is about connecting the stories with the science of the St. Louis River Estuary to enhance spatial awareness and stewardship of the estuary. The stories, or spatial narratives, are told through vignettes of local resource activities, framed by perspectives of local people. The spatial narratives, developed through interviews and research, target six key activities of the estuary.
Related Learning Opportunities
- University of Minnesota-Duluth
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- University of Wisconsin-Superior
place-based learning, community, fishing, ricing, shipping, recreation, restoration, St. Louis River Estuary, Wisconsin, Minnesota