Day: April 17, 2014

Lake Superior Celebration Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lake Superior CelebrationLake Superior Celebration
6-8 pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center

The community is invited to the Lake Superior Celebration at the Great Lakes Research Center. The event, hosted by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI), is FREE, family-friendly, and open to all.

6:30-7 pm Welcome & overview of Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI)
LSSI video (7 min)
LSSI Teacher/Student Presentations
7:00-7:30 pm Wildflowers of the UP by Bob Wild, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
7:30-8:00 pm Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative PBS video (20 min.)

View the PDF Flyer.

Learn more at the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education (WUP Center).

Earth Day at Michigan Tech Today

A new PBS video will be aired at the celebration. It features local participants in the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome. The Lake Superior Celebration is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and Michigan Tech’s Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

Earth Day was started in 1970 to help raise awareness, channeling the energy of the anti-Vietnam War protest movement to help bring environmental issues to the forefront. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin was inspired to establish Earth Day after witnessing the aftermath of the massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969.

Read more at Tech Today, by Erika Vichcales.

Forestry Education Grant for Chadde

Urban TeachersJoan Chadde was in Detroit recently leading field trips to the forests of Belle Isle for 350 Detroit students (grades 5-9) from nine Detroit Public Schools as part of the Urban Forest Stewardship Project and a forestry teacher workshop. Both were funded with an $80,000 grant from the US Forest Service to provide teacher training and increase middle/high schools students’ knowledge, stewardship and interest in natural resource careers.

From Tech Today.