2024 Island School students depart Bayfield for an adventure of a lifetime

Students line up to board the boat to begin their Island School adventure

May 8, 2024

A Superior send-off. For more than three decades, Island School has empowered local school kids to learn in and experience the beauty of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. They departed City Dock today on a three-day, two-night immersion experience on Stockton Island, led by Northland College and the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and funded in part by Friends of the Apostle Islands.

More than 5,000 students have attended Island School since it began in 1986… students who might otherwise not get to experience the islands. Former Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Board President Erica Peterson was one of several key people who made Island School a reality decades ago. Click here to read her story of how this wonderful effort came together

We know the young people on this year’s adventure are going to make some amazing memories. To help support Island School, join us.

Photos by Jeff Rennicke

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