Day: April 19, 2013

Science Education Blog by Peace Corps MI Alum

Sci-EdAdam Blankenbicker, a Peace Corps Master’s International alumnus in geology, writes a science education blog called SciEd for the Public Library of Science (PLoS) web site.

From Tech Today.

View some recent articles from Sci-Ed:

STEM and Liberal Arts: Frienemies of the State
April 1, 2013

Rolling your eyes at climate change education
March 4, 2013

The Metric System, the United States of America, and Scientific Literacy
January 28, 2013


Lake Superior Day Celebration Tuesday at GLRC

Joe ReillyWhat makes our lake “Superior?” A contest on that theme, along with displays, music, local food tasting, birthday cake and lemonade are all part of the fun planned for the Lake Superior Day celebration at the Great Lakes Research Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.

Sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative in honor of its 5th anniversary, Lake Superior Day will feature two performances by Joe Reilly, an Ann Arbor singer-songwriter who is making a special stop on his Upper Peninsula tour.

Isle Royale National Park, Students for Sustainability and Keweenaw Land Trust’s Hungarian Falls Project will have displays, and tastes of local foods will be provided by Algomah Acres Honey Farm, Wood’n Spoon, Organic Heirloom Plants, G and A Farmers Market & Garden, Hidden Acres Farm, Good Bread, Gierke Blueberry Farm and Cafe Rosetta.

Tours of the GLRC and its aquaponics lab will be offered.

Lake Superior Day is free and open to the campus and community.

From Tech Today.

Tech, local community celebrate Lake Superior

More than 250 students, teachers, parents and community members packed Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center Tuesday night for a celebration of Lake Superior.

“We are extremely pleased with the event and the terrific turnout by the community,” said Joan Chadde, education/outreach program coordinator for the Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Stephen Anderson.