Community Outdoor Nature Program for Families Starts Monday. The Community Outdoor Nature Programs are free events for families that focus on engaging parents and children in creative outdoor play and nature exploration. All families are welcome to attend the twice-monthly events held at the Nara Nature Center (Houghton) and the Maasto Hiito Chalet (Hancock). Families will explore local trail systems and create take-home nature projects while learning about our local environment.
Research partners from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawaii joined Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) scientists and engineers to deploy 17 under-ice research instruments 16 feet below the frozen Portage Waterway last Friday afternoon.
The instruments included an underwater video camera, water testing equipment, a hydrophone and an underwater light sensor. The research, which will go on through April, is part of an Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) study for which Michigan Tech was selected as the winter study site.