STOP the Spread of Invasive Plants—Clean Your Boots!

It began as a risk communication class assignment. It’s turned into a risk communication initiative that is getting a boost from the City of Houghton and could make a real difference in control of an invasive species of plant in the Keweenaw.
Krysten Cooper, who just graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Science and Technical Communication, was taking one of her final classes: a risk communication course. Her assignment: identify a threat to the health or wellbeing of the community and design a project to communicate about that hazard to a target audience.
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Outreach: Green Tour at Tech

A dozen students in 10th-12th grades from Lake Linden-Hubbell (LLH) High School participated in their 2nd annual “Green Tour” at Michigan Tech today, along with their teacher/advisor, Jennifer Saaranen. The students are all members of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School Green Club and asked to come to Michigan Tech to learn about college majors and possible careers in environmental sustainability. Joan Chadde, of the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach and Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI), organized the tour for the students. Continue reading