Day: January 18, 2014

Wild About Wildlife and Wild About Winter Grades 1 – 3

Two six-week sessions of After School Classes for students in grades one to three will be held at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center.

4 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays–Wild About Wildlife (Grades 1 to 3)–Jan. 27 to March 3.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays–Wild About Winter (Grades1 to 3)–Jan. 30 to March 6.

Open to 20 students per session. Register ASAP, accepted on first come basis. Cost: $75 per session or $150 for both sessions

Mondays: Wild About Wildlife
Hands-on lessons on wildlife habitat, bird adaptations, track and scat identification, owl pellets, food webs, and a closer look at insects—oh, my!
Instructor: Gwen Jacobsen, Forestry MS Student, Peace Corps International.

Thursdays: Wild About Winter
Design a package to keep an ice cube frozen indoors, inspect snowflake crystals, dig a snow pit, build a tiny quinzee, design a snowshoe, and more!
Instructors: Betsy Tahtinen, Forestry MS Graduate, and Erica Thompson, Western UP Center staff.

Transportation: Houghton school bus will transport students to GLRC by 4 p.m. (Optional)
Register online: Registration Form. Pay via credit card by calling cashier: 487-2247 (your child is not registered until payment is received). Please call the center at 487-3341 for any questions you may have.

From Tech Today.

Joan Chadde is the K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator
Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

Science Education Faculty Candidate Presentation

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences will host science education faculty candidate Sheron Mark from 11:05 to 11:55 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, in Meese 109. Mark will give a research presentation, “A Psychology of Working Perspective on the Development of Science Career Interests amongst Diverse Students.”

Mark holds a PhD in Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction—Science Education from Boston College, along with an MS in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in STEM Education at the Center for Urban Resilience, Loyola Marymount University. Her research interests include STEM career development, the use of geospatial technology and informal science learning.

For more information, contact Shari Stockero at

From Tech Today.