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Summer 2016: Lake Superior Shipboard Science on the R/V Lake Guardian

Registration/Application Deadline: March 2, 2016
Event Dates: July 9-15, 2016
Event location: Lake Superior
Intended Audience: Grades 4-10 Great Lakes teachers and informal Great Lakes educators

Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected by April 8, 2016.

The Center for Great Lakes Literacy, Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invite teachers working with 4th-10th grade students in the Great Lakes Basin and non-formal educators with a Great Lakes focus to apply for a spot on this unique, expenses-paid, educators’ cruise.

Join us for a week-long professional development workshop, working side-by-side with scientists on the 180-foot US EPA research vessel Lake Guardian.

  • Explore lake ecology, geology, geography, weather, and biochemical processes
  • Study plankton, benthic organisms, water quality, and human impacts
  • Participate in aquatic research and monitoring
  • Explore special habitats and informal learning sites at coastal ports
  • Examine curricula and resources that will bring Great Lakes and ocean literacy activities to your classroom
  • Build professional networks with Great Lakes educators and scientists

Read blogs from past participants and check out the research vessel.

Still have questions? Check out our workshop Shipboard Science 2016 FAQs. 

Additional Details

Target audience: Grades 4-10 Great Lakes teachers and informal Great Lakes educators
Cost? Stipend? Travel costs? Credits?: See FAQs for complete information.
For more information: chagley@d.umn.edu

Application Materials

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