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International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)

Great Lakes Fact Sheet: "The Great Lakes - At a Crossroads"

Edited by Joan Chadde

with assistance from IAGLR Outreach Committee Members:
John Gannon, International Joint Commission
Mary Ginnebaugh, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Frank Lichtkoppler, Ohio Sea Grant
Rochelle Sturtevant, NOAA/Great Lakes Sea Grant Network

Win a FREE TRIP to Michigan Tech & Upper Peninsula
June 20-25, 2016

For Detroit and Wayne County high school students to explore environmental science & engineering majors.

Applications due March 1, 2016

Online 2016 Michigan Tech-Upper Peninsula Trip Application

2016 Green Film Series

Jan 21: Racing to Zero
Feb 18: Feeding Frenzy
Mar 23: Lost Rivers
Apr 21: Project Wild Thing
May 19: Bikes vs. Cars

Lake Superior Celebration - Energy & Sustainability

Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Great Lakes Research Center

Annual Report of Outreach Activities
Provided by
the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach
Supported by the Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society

July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014

2014 Water Festival~

Nearly 1,000 students in grades 4-8 from throughout the western Upper Peninsula flooded Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center on Thursday, October 23rd for the 3rd annual Lake Superior Water Festival. More than thirty different sessions were offered throughout the day, presented by Michigan Tech faculty, staff, students, community organizations, government agencies, authors, artists, and photographers.

2014 Activity Descriptions
TV6 news story (Oct 23, 2014)
Daily Mining Gazette (October 24, 2014)
Water Festival News blog with photos
Water Festival Photo set
Water Festival YouTube Video set

Organized by Joan Chadde and Lloyd Wescoat with contributions from many faculty, staff, and students.

2014 Ride the Waves Program

2015 Summer Teacher Institutes at Michigan Tech University

July 6-10 - Engaging Students in Authentic Science Research
July 13-17 – Global Change
July 20-24 – Designing a Sustainable Future

July 27-30 – Keweenaw Geoheritage Tours by Water and Land For more information, trip descriptions and registration visit the Geotours website. For specific questions contact Erika Vye at

Purchase Great lakes Shipping Education "Treasure Chest"


South Range Elementary students are "rowing" around Lake Superior as part of their March Is Reading month activities. The school received the Lake Superior canvas map from the Western UP Math/Science Center.

A home-school student group in Calumet conducted a storm drain stenciling project to inform city residents that whatever is poured down a storm drain will eventually find its way to a local river or Lake Superior.

Center for Water and Society Film Library

The following PDF file contains a list of films and a short description of films available for viewing from the Center for Water and Society's film library

CWS Water Films

See the following websites for more information

Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education:

Michigan Tech Department of Education:

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