University of Wisconsin-Superior
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P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
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Road Scholar is the worlds first and largest education and travel organization for older adults. Road Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Superior offers programs for both local residents and those who wish to travel to our region. Our programs offer an excellent opportunity to learn and to meet new people from all over.
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Apostle Islands Exploration
Enjoy a guided exploration of the Madeline Island Museum and a two hour boat cruise on the Apostle Island Cruise Line passing by lighthouses and sea caves, wildlife, and maybe an ore boat or two. Learn about this incredible area from the people who live here and learn about their way of life now and how it was in the past.
Bayfield Area History
Gateway to the shimmering beauty of Lake Superior, the historic world of the Anishinabe Indians and French Fur Traders. This area encompasses Wisconsin's northern woodlands and Lake Superior's majestic shoreline. Visit local museums, shops and just enjoy the beauty of this well known area.
Lives, Lore and Lessons of the Great Lakes
Discover a wealth of local shipping and mining history along Lake Superior. Speak to the director of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Transportation and Logistics Center about the importance, past and present, of rail and ships in the harbor city of Superior and beyond. Learn about mining in the region at historic Fairlawn Mansion, where you glimpse the life of an iron magnate, and on a daylong exploration of the Soudan Underground Mine, once a real working coal mine. Visit the Harvest States grain elevators and Midwest Energy coal yard, then learn more about the shipping on Lake Superior on field trips to the Murphy Oil ship refueling station and the Burlington Northern Railroad Taconite Loading Facility.
Nestled on the western tip of Lake Superior, this international port city offers an inside view of a bustling shipping center, as well as a unique ecosystem and gorgeous lakeside scenery.
Lewis & Clark, Civilian Conservation Corps and the Edmund Fitzgerald
Discover the splendor of the spectacular beauty along the shores of Lake Superior! Enjoy the crisp weather in our international seaport city located at the western tip of Lake Superior. UW-Superior is located just ten minutes away from our sister city (the other port in our "Twin Ports") Duluth, Minnesota.
Our experienced instructors and staff are ready to challenge and stimulate you from arrival to departure. Multiple field trips include two day-long adventures that will keep you captivated.
The Tale of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Learn about the "Big Fitz," her years of service on Lake Superior, and her mysterious end. What happened? See the images of her days of splendor and how she rests at the bottom of the lake today. Learn the stories of the souls that were lost and those who were left behind. Our speaker will keep you captivated.
Landmarks in Log and Stone: The Civilian Conservation Corps
Explore the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), how they came to be, and their roll in building some of our area's best known landmarks. See the quality of their craftsmanship when we visit Gooseberry Falls and Jay Cooke State Park.
Lewis and Clark: A Commemoration
Their journey was the beginning of Army exploration of the West. Relive part of this legendary trip as we revisit some of the significant events and locations of that time. Meet Sacagawea, Thomas Jefferson, Meriweather Lewis, William Clark and others, as we learn of their adventure.
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