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2019 Lake Erie Shipboard Science Workshop

Registration/Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
Event Dates: July 8 - July 14, 2019
Event location: Lake Erie (departing from Cleveland, OH)
Intended Audience: grades 5 - 12 classroom teachers and informal educators

The Center for Great Lakes Literacy and Great Lakes Sea Grant Network invite teachers working with 5th-12th grade students and informal educators with a Great Lakes focus to apply for a spot on this unique, expenses-paid, educators’ cruise. Applicants must reside in a Great Lakes state.

Join us for a week-long professional learning opportunity, working side-by-side with scientists on the 180-foot research vessel Lake Guardian. Participants board the ship in Cleveland, OH on July 8 and stop at Erie, PA and Put-in-Bay, OH before disembarking in Cleveland, OH on July 14.

  • Work alongside top scientists as we explore the ecology, geology, geography, biogeochemistry, weather, and current issues affecting Lake Erie. 
  • Learn to collect data and use scientific equipment to study water quality, the impacts of microplastic pollution, and phosphorous concentration that trigger harmful algal blooms.
  • Experience high-quality curricula and resources focusing on Great Lakes literacy.
  • Leverage cutting-edge educational technology to maximize your teaching efficiency.
  • Share this shipboard experience of a lifetime with like-minded educators dedicated to bringing environmental issues that affect the Great Lakes to the forefront of science education.
  • Earn a stipend and 60 contact hours (if interested, two graduate semester hours from Ashland University [$360 tuition] can be purchased by the participant).

Interested? Check out the research vessel, past blogs, and the official flyer.

Meet two of the scientists leading the experience:  George Bullerjahn     &      Lorena Rios Mendoza

Want to see what the last Lake Erie cruise was like? Check out Mission Lake Erie!

Additional Details

Target audience: grades 5 - 12 classroom teachers and informal educators
For more information: Contact Lyndsey Manzo (manzo.8@osu.edu) or Marti Martz (mam60@psu.edu)

Application Materials

Personal Statement Information

Letter of Recommendation Information

View online application