Day: July 10, 2013

Global Change Institute This Week

Teachers Learning Global Change
Teachers Learning Global Change

Teachers Learn to Bring Global Change to Life in their Classrooms

Nine middle and high school teachers from Michigan and Illinois are back in class themselves at Michigan Tech this week, learning about global changes–including climate change–and ways to bring the issues to life in their classrooms.

The global change institute is one of three Summer Teacher Institutes that the University is offering this year. Participating teachers will receive two graduate credits from Michigan Tech.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Jennifer Donovan.

Teachers go to school at Tech
Midwestern educators learn about global change

“They’re basically looking for climate change experience to help them with curriculum development,” said Evan Kane, assistant professor at the School of Forest Resource and Environmental Science.

Wednesday afternoon, the group toured the PEATcosm Experiment at the U.S. Forest Service Laboratory in Houghton. Using peat samples harvested from Minnesota, researchers are testing 24 mesocosms – four bins each of three different plant compositions and two water table levels.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Garrett Neese.


Great Lakes Studies at Strawberry Fest

Riding the Agassiz
Riding the Agassiz

Free Rides on the Agassiz at Strawberry Fest Saturday

The public is invited to see first-hand how scientists assess the health of Lake Superior, during free half-hour rides on Michigan Tech’s research vessel Agassiz this Saturday afternoon during the Copper Country Strawberry Festival in Chassell.

“Copper Country residents and visitors are encouraged to learn how scientists study the Great Lakes and what factors contribute to a healthy lake,” said Joan Chadde, education program director of the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, a sponsor of the event along with the GLRC.

Read more at Tech Today.

65th Annual Copper Country Strawberry Festival Schedule of Events

Preparing for the Chassell Strawberry Festival

The 2013 Copper Country Strawberry Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, in Chassell. The event is also known as the Chassell Strawberry Festival.

Read more and watch the video at Upper Michigans Source, by Sarah Blakely.

Chassell readies for 65th Copper Country Strawberry Festival

Many of today’s events, such as the quilt show, wagon rides, and arts and crafts, continue into Saturday. They’re joined by other events, including the parade at 11 a.m., the Friends of Fashion show, a chicken barbecue, a pancake breakfast, children’s games and 45-minute voyages aboard the Agassiz research vessel.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Garrett Neese.

Strawberry Festival to feature free Agassiz rides

During each ride, a Great Lakes scientist will demonstrate the use of sampling equipment to collect plankton, sediment and other water quality information that provide data about the health of the lake, or in this case, Chassell Bay.

Microscopes aboard will enable participants to view the organisms collected.

Read more at the Mining Gazette.