Month: September 2013

Lake Linden Students to Board the Agassiz

Agassiz and Portage Lift BridgeStudents take EPA readings
Area teens visit superfund site

Lake Linden-Hubbell High School and Dollar Bay High School students measured plant life at the Torch Lake Superfund site in a Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative project. The data collected by students is sent on to the Environmental Protection Agency for its monitoring of the post-remediation recovery of the Torch Lake area.

On Oct. 1, the students will board the Agassiz, Michigan Technological University’s research vessel, and take samples of sediments in Torch Lake.

“They can go and monitor the lake and see if the nice, healthy plant cover is stopping stamp sand from going into the lake,” said Joan Chadde, education program coordinator for the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Garrett Neese.

Tremendous Technology Night

Tremendous Technology NightThe Portage Lake District Library hosted K-6 students and their parents for an evening of fun, science and technology led by Michigan Tech students on Tuesday, September 24, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Families learned about the basics of circuitry and electrical engineering with a night of creative and playful interactive lessons.

This event was conducted by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math, and Environmental Education and Michigan Technological University.