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2020 Lake Michigan Shipboard Science Workshop

Registration/Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
Event Dates: July 6 - 12, 2020
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.

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.