It is hard to determine who benefits most from every year’s Island School experience – 3 days of wilderness camping on Stockton Island in May. The 6-8th graders give up classroom learning and social media for a hands-on, once–in–a lifetime experience with Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. The Northland College students who participate as educators use this to jump-start their careers. NPS staff that lead the project are rewarded with a sense of purpose outside their normal responsibilities as rangers. And “Friends” is glad to further our mission to promote an appreciation for, and preservation of, the natural environment and cultural heritage of the APIS NL. This year’s participants will be from Westfield School, Minocqua Middle, Ashland’s Our Lady of the Lake, Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Bayfield School, and Renaissance School.
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