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2019 Shipboard Workshop on the Tall Ship S/V Denis Sullivan — Application Period Closed

Registration/Application Deadline: May 13, 2019
Event Dates: August 5-12, 2019
Event location: Begins and ends in Duluth, MN. We sail aboard the Denis Sullivan from St. Ignace, MI across Lake Superior to Duluth.
Intended Audience: Minnesota and Wisconsin teachers, outreach educators, and Ojibwe knowledge keepers interested in Great Lakes science, management, and traditional knowledge.

Sail aboard the three-masted schooner S/V Denis Sullivan from St. Ignace, Michigan, through the Soo Locks, across Lake Superior, and into Duluth, MN just in time for the Parade of Tall Ships.

  • Learn about Great Lake tribal approaches to natural resource management and research incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Ojibwe Cultural Relationships to Water, and Western Science
  • Gain understanding about Tribal Treaty Rights, history of tribes along the Great Lakes, and co-management efforts along Lake Superior and Lake Michigan
  • Learn about the importance of Ojibwe cultural relationships to the ecology of aquatic species, land, water, and air
  • Gain an understanding of Great Lakes ecology and water quality and get hands-on experience monitoring water quality and biota
  • Leave with exemplary curricula and resources
  • Become part of a community of Great Lakes educators, outreach professionals, scientists, and others focused on increasing Great Lakes and traditional knowledge literacy
  • Receive ongoing communication and support from Sea Grant and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College education/outreach specialists
  • Become eligible for small grants and monitoring equipment loans to implement what you’ve learned in your own teaching
  • Help sail a replica 19th Century wooden schooner


  • Housing and meals provided aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan; additional stipend provided to cover miscellaneous travel expenses
  • Sixty contact hours in science education
  • Two graduate credit hours available ($360 paid by participant)

IMPORTANT: We are seeking both experienced Great Lakes educators and Ojibwe Knowledge Keepers as MENTOR EDUCATORS as well as educators without extensive experience to serve as MENTEE EDUCATORS. The application asks you to specify which category is most appropriate for you (Question 38). Note that your personal statement may vary depending on which category you select. Learn more about Mentor Educator Expectations here:

Get excited:

  • See educator blogs from previous Denis Sullivan workshops here.
  • Watch a video about the cruises here.

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Great Lakes Literacy (, Sea Grant Programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Funding is from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Additional Details

Target audience: Minnesota and Wisconsin teachers, outreach educators, and Ojibwe knowledge keepers interested in Great Lakes science, management, and traditional knowledge.
Cost? Stipend? Travel costs? Credits?: Free to qualified applicants
For more information: Anne Moser, WI Sea Grant, [email protected], 608-262-3069; Nikki Crowe, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, [email protected], 218-878-7148

Application Materials

Sorry! The deadline for this opportunity has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.