2006 Lake Superior Exploration Workshop
July 29 – August 4, 2006
- Innovative and cutting edge science education
- Teachers and scientists learning from one another
- Real-world science linked to standards
- Opportunities for ongoing involvement
Would you like to:
- Experience the Lake Superior ecosystem firsthand with experts through field and classroom activities?
- Share ideas for using Great Lakes and ocean science in your classroom with research scientists?
- Take home tools and resources so you can use cutting edge research, data, and technology with your students?
- Connect your efforts with other educators working in Great Lakes and ocean systems?
This Lake Superior Exploration Workshop is the first of five that will be offered throughout the Great Lakes over five years, and is only one of many COSEE Great Lakes educational activities that will be occurring through at least 2010.
Teachers currently teaching in grades 4-10 or informal settings and scientists from universities, federal agencies, state agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Teachers are encouraged to apply as a team of two (new/veteran, elementary/middle, middle/high) to foster networking and articulation across grades.
July 29 – August 4, 2006. Sessions will begin with a Saturday evening introduction/orientation followed by activities from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, with a Friday morning wrap-up.
The course will be split between two locations, one on Minnesota’s North Shore and one on the Wisconsin or Michigan shoreline of Lake Superior, to allow a variety of field locations and resource issues to be considered.
Classroom and field activities will include geology, climate and weather of the Lake Superior region, hydrology, plant and animal life in the lake, special habitats such as coastal wetlands and dunes, and human impacts – ranging from aquatic invasive species to climate change.
Participants will receive:
- Stipends, which may be used to offset tuition costs
- Partial travel reimbursement
Participants wil have future opportunities to:
- Maintain contact with research scientists
- Engage in Great Lakes and ocean science curriculum development (stipends available)
- Take students to a Great Lakes summit
- Jim Lubner, Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
- Cynthia Hagley, Minnesota Sea Grant
- Steve Stewart, Michigan Sea Grant
- Sue O’Halloran, University of Wisconsin Extension
For more information, contact:
- Jim Lubner, Education Coordinator
- UW Sea Grant Institute