Global Climate Change Institute and Peatlands

PeatlandsTeachers learn about peatlands, carbon, climate change at Michigan Tech’s Global Change Institute

Carrie Wilkinson, a science teacher at Grayling (Mich.) Middle School, may begin one of her science classes this fall by showing students how to make “a bog in a bottle” — one of the take-home projects resulting from a week at Michigan Tech’s summer Teachers’ Institute on Global Change July 8-12, 2013.

During the 5-day institute, Wilkinson said she was learning a lot about exposure of soils and peatland to the global carbon cycle and hoped she could apply this new knowledge in her classroom.

Read more at Keweenaw Now, by Michele Bordieu.