Season Program | Big Top Chautauqua 2018 - Page 15

Celebrating Lake Superior and Our Waters Article contributions by Terry Matier and Jan Lee We take great pride in the fact that Big Top is perched above the shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Walk up Mt. Ashwabay when you come to a show and the view is awe-inspiring. That’s why the water-focused events on our calendar this year are so close to the heart of who we are. Those events include the Water Talk on the morning of Friday, July 6 and the original production Superior! Songs and Stories of the Big Lake. View of Lake Superior and The Apostle Islands from the top of Mt. Ashwabay Wisconsin was once a leader in protecting our most precious resource, the one on which all life depends – water. Water Talk is a facilitated community discussion to explore critical questions: What is Wisconsin’s Public Trust Doctrine and is it eroding? What are the threats from frac sand mining, high capacity wells, CAFOs? How are the indigenous tribes leading the efforts (Article continued on page 40) WWW. BI GTO P.O RG 15