Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) is excited to welcome the community to the 2023 Earth Week Celebration from April 17th to April 20th.  The fun week will feature presenters, games, prizes, and food. Visit to learn more about Earth Week 2023 at FDLTCC.

Earth Week 2023 opens on Monday, April 17, with a feast and hands-on presentations on the role of tribal agencies and the community on Climate Adaptation Plans to help protect the land. Tuesday activities will focus on all things sustainability, featuring programs and presentations on organizations that are working on sustainability issues including the Lake Superior Living Laboratories Network.

The annual Research Symposium at FDLTCC will be Wednesday, April 19. The event will feature presentations by four regional research experts sharing information about tribal work around water, sovereignty and policy, and wolf and moose research. The Research Symposium will take place from 8:30am to 3:00pm and is free to attend.

During this year’s symposium, participants will learn about regional research career pathways and student research that FDLTCC and other tribal and university colleges are contributing to their communities. Students will also be presenting their research in a poster session giving participants a chance to engage with them as they share their insight on their unique experiences.

The Research Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for students in the community to network with researchers and learn about new ideas and motivations for current research in our region.

Earth Week 2023 will wrap up with the Ziigwan celebration. During the fun day, attendees will participate in the maple sap boil and taste maple cotton candy! Additionally, participants will have the chance to learn how to do seed starting and play baaga’dowewin (traditional stick lacrosse) in the FDLTCC gym. The fantastic Ziigwan celebration will run 10 am to 3 pm on Thursday, April 20.

“This week is always so exciting. We appreciate the quality of regional professionals that give their time and passion to teach us about issues and work being done to protect the land and our community. Our work this week exemplifies what Earth Week is all about” shared Courtney Kowalczak, Director of the FDLTCC Environmental Institute.

For more information on the Earth Week, please visit or contact Courtney Kowalczak at courtneyk*AT*


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