Find Out How Scientists Study the Great Lakes

The Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) is partnering with Portage Lake District Library to host a special science program to give participants a hands-on look at how scientists study the Great Lakes and what lives there.

The program is scheduled for 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 1. It begins at the Library, on the waterfront in downtown Houghton. Participants will ride the Agassiz to the GLRC, where they’ll visit a laboratory to use microscopes to get a close-up look at the water. They will also dissect a fish stomach to find out what they eat. After the lab, participants travel by Michigan Tech van back to the library for more activities, including:
Book activity in the Library Community Room
Remotely operated vehicle (ROV), by the Dollar Bay High School SOAR group, outside the library on the dock
Scientific excursion on the Agassiz, open to ages 7 and up, departure times 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Boatmaking in the library

Reserve a space on the Agassiz by calling the Portage Lake District Library at 482-4570, or sign up at the library checkout desk. Space is limited.

For more information contact: Joan Chadde at 7-3341 at the GLRC or Chris Alquist at 482-4570 at the Portage Lake District Library.

From Tech Today.