“How do we connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates?”

If the Apostle Islands are to thrive in the face of changing times, we must keep (or make) the park relevant to both current and future generations, and to people of all demographics, including those who have yet to experience why this national park is significant. “Friends” is so charged, and especially with youth. But we also do it through our volunteer program, accessibility initiatives, publications and outreach.

Online Education Resources

Newest education stories

Live Zoom event “Paddling the Apostles” set for May 25th, 7p.m.
Have you dreamed of sea kayaking the Apostle Islands? Want to hear stories of the big lake’s power and beauty, and learn tips on how to experience it safely?
Keep the wind in our sails!
Be the reason a child learns to kayak. Be the reason the flowers bloom at the lighthouses and the trails are accessible to all. Be the wind in our sails.
Lakeshore Logbook – Elise Lennon
Bayfield High School students like Elise gain valuable work experience and life experience while working in the park.
Stockton Island prescribed burn and fuel reductions planned
Objectives of the prescribed cultural fire include restoring globally imperiled pine barrens habitat, with an emphasis on increasing blueberry (miin) production.
The singing wilderness: A magical night in the islands alone on a sailboat
I anchored in Frog Bay and started preparing dinner. As the sun set, the images turned into huge green ‘spikes’ of light, spurting and swirling up from the horizon many thousands of feet into the sky.
Lakeshore Logbook – Merrith Baughman
Working in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore can be a life-changing experience. It was for Merrith Baughman in more ways than one.
Remembering Dick Carrier
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore lost an important historic figure last week. Dick Carrier, who passed away at 85, oversaw the park’s transportation program throughout the eighties and nineties—the Lakeshore’s operational formative years.
Lakeshore Logbook – Jim Nepstad
A brush with fame on Outer Island, a hungry, reluctant mama bear and an Ojibwe ceremony are all part of this week's Lakeshore Logbook entry.
Friends join with Big Top Chautauqua to celebrate Earth Day and the beauty and future of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
It was a night of music, moving images and intriguing discussions when our friends at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua collaborated with the Friends of the Apostle Islands to celebrate the connection between earth day and the national lakeshore during a special edition of the Tiny Tent Show on Facebook …
Earth Day 2021: Think globally – act locally
It's a day devoted to protecting our environment for future generations… a day to think globally and act locally. Earth Day organizers say more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year.
Lakeshore Logbook – Robin Maercklein
You might call him a rebel with a cause. Robin tells us about his life as a naturalist and a "wild hair" he entertained during his final weeks in the park.
Tree blowdown on Oak Island temporarily closes trail sections
The southeastern part of Oak Island was heavily impacted by a severe storm that created a dense tree blowdown, blocking access to multiple trail sections.
On the Islands and on the air: Apostle Islands Symposium recap on Wisconsin Public Radio
Hosted by award-winning radio personality Robin Washington, the first half of the hour-long program offers a taste of several of the nearly 30 programs given at the Symposium
Friends teams up with Bigtop Chautauqua to celebrate Earth Day and the Islands
Cue the stage lights, strike up the band, or at least tune in at 7 pm on Friday, April 23rd for a Tiny Tent Show celebration of Earth Day and the Islands with Bigtop Chautauqua and Friends of the Apostle Islands.
Lakeshore Logbook – Jason Johnson
Operating a park vessel in sea conditions greater than five feet and actually rescueing someone in these conditions is an amazing feeling.
A is for Apostle Islands—virtual book reception and reading on April 26
Join this celebration of the Apostle Islands 50th and the forthcoming book A is for Apostle Islands, an ABC book for all ages!
Watch now: celebrating the science, arts and future of the Apostle Islands
Watch, learn and enjoy hearing from experts in all aspects of the national lakeshore, as we celebrate the first 50 years of the park we love and look to the future.
Lakeshore Logbook – Sheree Peterson
APIS was a fairly new park, and no one that I knew had even heard of it. But I loved Lake Superior, and headed north in my white Rambler station wagon.
A challenge for participants and for you, as the Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium ends
Saying, "stewardship starts with collaboration," Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Lynne Dominy closed the 2-day online symposium with three questions.
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To conclude the Symposium, Lynne Dominy delivers a challenge to you, no matter what your relationship to the national lakeshore may be.

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