Lake Superior Research Institute Celebrates 50 Years at UW-Superior

Coffee Conversation: 50 Years of LSRI

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Lake Superior Research Institute is honoring 50 years at UW-Superior.

They are celebrating with a free conference open to the public featuring keynote speaker Alexandra Cousteau.

The LSRI was created in 1967 and formally recognized by the University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents in 1969.

LSRI’s mission is to conduct environmental research and provide services that directly benefit the people, industries and natural resources of the Upper Midwest, the Great Lakes Region and beyond; provide non–traditional learning and applied research opportunities for undergraduate students; and foster environmental education and outreach in the Twin Ports and surrounding communities.

The 50th anniversary celebration will get underway on Thursday, Oct. 5, with a welcome reception in the Yellowjacket Union.

This will provide an opportunity for the community to view photographs from throughout the history of the LSRI and network with former colleagues, classmates and friends.

On Friday, Oct. 6, the free and open to the public conference will feature presentations on the early years of the LSRI with afternoon sessions discussing the present and future of the institute.

A social hour and dinner will precede keynote speaker.

A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques–Yves Cousteau and her father Philippe Cousteau, Sr. This presentation is free to attend.

Individuals are able to register by calling (715) 394–8452 or online at

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