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2020 Lake Michigan Shipboard Science Workshop

Registration/Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
Event Dates: July 6 - 12, 2020 - CANCELLED
Event location: Lake Michigan (departing from and returning to Milwaukee, WI)
Intended Audience: grades 5 - 12 classroom teachers and informal educators, applicants must reside in a Great Lakes state.

Due to the seriousness of COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s workshop.

The CGLL Team wants to thank this year’s applicants for all of the time, energy and dedication you devoted to applying for the Lake Michigan Shipboard Science Workshop.  We hope you will consider applying again next year for the workshop that will take place on Lake Superior.

Watch in early 2021 for information about our shipboard science opportunity on Lake Superior next summer.

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.  Applications are due February 28, 2020.

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 on July 6, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI and return to Milwaukee on July 12, 2020.

  • Work alongside top scientists as we explore the ecology, geology, geography, biogeochemistry, weather, and current issues affecting Lake Michigan. 
  • Learn to collect data and use scientific equipment to study water quality, food web dynamics, microbes, zooplankton, and larval fish.
  • Experience high-quality curricula and resources focusing on Great Lakes literacy.
  • 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:  Paris Collingsworth & Maureen Coleman.


Additional Details

Target audience: grades 5 - 12 classroom teachers and informal educators, applicants must reside in a Great Lakes state.
For more information: Contact Terri Hallesy ([email protected]) or Joan Cox ([email protected])

Application Materials

Sorry! The deadline for this opportunity has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.