Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore encompasses the wild and beautiful shoreline along the south shore of Lake Superior between the communities of Munising and Grand Marais, Michigan. The Lakeshore includes spectacular cliffs, sand dunes, pristine beaches, waterfalls, inland lakes, and the habitats of plants and animals. Stories and artifacts of human history involving early Native Americans, lake travel, lumbering, and other now abandoned industries are found throughout the Lakeshore, including an 1874 light station.
The Lakeshore's education staff is dedicated to providing high quality programs and services. Pictured Rocks provides 35 fun, hands-on interdisciplinary K-12 programs for Alger County, Michigan, students which address Michigan Department of Education Content Standards in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and History.
Other services and materials are also available to students, teachers, and youth leaders outside the immediate park neighborhood.
The goal of this education program is to help create good stewards of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and elsewhere. We welcome your involvement.
Education Outreach Summary (7 page pdf)
Gregg Bruff, Chief of Heritage Education, and Dave Kronk, Park Ranger, have retired from the National Park Service. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore continues our commitment to outreach education and creating park stewards for the future through hands-on, minds-on programming. With these vacancies, however, we are in transition with the interpretation and education outreach program. For information, please contact:
Did You Know?
Chapel Lake is one of several plunge pool lakes created by post glacial rivers after the Marquette advance of the most recent ice age. Its greatest depth is 140 feet. Other plunge pool lakes include Deer Lake and Ginpole Lake in Alger County, home of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...