Area science students will lead environmental discussion in Taylors Falls

Event on April 6 also features St. Croix Valley teacher awarded Wisconsin Teacher of the Year in 2024.




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St. Croix River in Taylors Falls. (Greg Seitz/St. Croix 360)

Main Street Voices, a one-of-a-kind series of events in the St. Croix Valley, kicks off its 2024 lineup at 11:00 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, April 6, 2024 with a special Earth Day environmental panel featuring area science students. Main Street Voices is a volunteer-run, community-building initiative features ongoing public events that uniquely combine both first-rate entertainment and inspiring thought leaders.

Brian Collins

Science students from area high schools (Unity, St. Croix Falls and Osceola) will discuss how young people view today’s environment and how it might affect and impact their futures. Brian Collins, a science teacher at Unity High School and 2024 Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, national representative, will moderate the panel at the Taylors Falls Community Center. The event will be free of charge although RSVPs are required as space is limited. Attendees can sign up here.

Presenting Sponsors include Saphire Realty, The Barred Owl and Luhrs/Bjornson Artworks.

Upcoming Main Street Voices events include:

  • 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2024 – Salsa band, Charanga Tropical
  • 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2024 – Braver Angels, featuring Bill Doherty
  • More information

Main Street Voices is not just a quality concert series or an informative speaker’s series – it’s both. Programming aims to create a sense of unity, foster learning and provide a platform for people to express themselves. Organizers expect this distinctive variety of ‘voices’ to engage friends of all backgrounds, including youth, from up and down the river from Wisconsin to Minnesota, where we live and work and play together.

Main Street Voices is organized by members of St. Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SCUUF), a progressive faith community that welcomes everyone. Proceeds will benefit area nonprofits, including SCUUF (




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Area science students will lead environmental discussion in Taylors Falls