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UW-Superior receives anonymous $1M donation, funds to be used for ‘floating’ classroom

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SUPERIOR, WI -- An anonymous $1 million donation to UW-Superior will be used for the Lake Superior Research Institute's new floating classroom and research program.

The gift has kicked off a two-year planning phase, which officials hope eventually lead to re-establishing a floating education and research vessel in Superior.

LSRI says the original vessel, the L.L. Smith Jr., ran from 1978-2012.

Pictured: L.S. Smith Jr. Credit: UW-Superior

According to UWS, LSRI wants to create a program that teaches everyone enrolled about the importance of Lake Superior's resources and heritage through direct experience.

We'll hear from UWS officials tonight on the KBJR 6 News at 5 and 6.

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