Discover our
waterfront

Understand
its impact

Each May, boatloads of Duluth-Superior area sixth-graders travel through a dozen hands-on educational stations aboard the Vista Star and in South Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. They learn about the St. Louis River ecosystem and related commercial, industrial and recreational activities.

Discover our
waterfront

Understand
it's impact

Each May, boatloads of Duluth-Superior area sixth-graders travel through a dozen hands-on educational stations aboard the Vista Star and in South Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. They learn about the St. Louis River ecosystem and related commercial, industrial and recreational activities.

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis River Quest Volunteers
City of Duluth – Utility Operations
U.S. Coast Guard & USCG Auxiliary
Minnesota Power/Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program
USDA Forest Service/Superior National Forest
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Minnesota Sea Grant Program

Presenting
Sponsor

Platinum

$1000+

Gold

$500+

Thanks to our sponsors

Barr Engineering Co. | City of Duluth Utility Operations | Duluth Seaway Port Authority | Johnson, Killen & Seiler | Graymont (WI) LLC | Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc. | Marine General, Minnesota Power | Rotary Club of Superior | Sappi | TKDA | USDA Forest Service-Superior National Forest

Become a
SPONSOR

Silver

$250+

A.W. Kuettel & Sons | Sue & Daniel Blank | Foster Trucking | Hunt Electric | Phil & Mary Marquis

Bronze

$100+

Jamar Company | Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve | Midwest Energy Resources Co. | Amy Herstad-Einbu & Jim Einbu | James & June Farkas | Jayson & Jennifer Hron | Doug & Kathy Jensen | Karen & Mark LaLiberte | Sarah Lerohl | Amy & Mark Wolcott

 

thanks to this
year's sponsors

Barr Engineering Co. | City of Duluth Utility Operations | Duluth Seaway Port Authority | Johnson, Killen & Seiler | Graymont (WI) LLC | Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc. | Marine General, Minnesota Power | Rotary Club of Superior | Sappi | TKDA | USDA Forest Service-Superior National Forest

A.W. Kuettel & Sons | Sue & Daniel Blank | Foster Trucking | Hunt Electric | Phil & Mary Marquis

Jamar Company | Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve | Midwest Energy Resources Co. | Amy Herstad-Einbu & Jim Einbu | James & June Farkas | Jayson & Jennifer Hron | Doug & Kathy Jensen | Karen & Mark LaLiberte | Sarah Lerohl | Amy & Mark Wolcott

St. Louis RiverQuest Education

Learn a little

Students are enrolled in the St. Louis River Quest each year to explore the Duluth-Superior estuary and learn about the waterfront industries and the people who work there. 

Take a look at our

RESOURCES

Resources for teachers and students alike to make the most of the River Quest field experience.
St. Louis RiverQuest Education

Learn a little

ABOUT US

Students are enrolled in the St. Louis River Quest each year to explore the Duluth-Superior estuary and learn about the waterfront industries and the people who work there. 

Take a look at our

RESOURCES

Resources for teachers and students alike to make the most of the RQ field experience.

Ray Skelton was one of the founders of the St. Louis River Quest in the Port of Duluth-Superior. Ray began his career as a sailor in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service in 1961 serving in the Pacific Fleet. In 1964, Ray became a merchant mariner on the Great Lakes and rose through the ranks from seaman to captain. He earned his first-class pilot’s license in 1972 and his master’s license in 1976. Throughout his life, Ray was dedicated to the Great Lakes and the maritime industry, ending his career at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority.

Ray Skelton Illustration

St. Louis RiverQuest prepared this website using Federal funds, award NA19NOS4190063, from the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or the DNR.