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2020 S/V Denis Sullivan Shipboard Workshop

Registration/Application Deadline: April 6, 2020
Event Dates: August 3, 2020 - August 8, 2020. Date of notification: April 17
Event location: Milwaukee, WI and Lake Michigan
Intended Audience: 4th -12th grade teachers and nonformal educators who teach in Wisconsin

We invite Wisconsin educators to participate in a shipboard workshop on Lake Michigan, a collaboration between the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, the Center for Great Lakes Literacy (CGLL), and Wisconsin Sea Grant. We will explore indigenous knowledge and western approaches to Great Lakes Literacy during this 6-day workshop.

  • Learn about tribal approaches to Great Lakes natural resource management and research;
  • Learn about the importance of Menominee cultural relationships to the ecology of aquatic
    species, land, water, and air;
  • Gain an understanding about Menominee Tribal Treaty Rights and the history of the tribe;
  • Gain an understanding of Great Lakes ecology and water quality and get hands-on experience
    monitoring water quality and biota;
  • Help sail a replica 19th century wooden schooner;
  • Leave with exemplary curricula and resources;
  • Become part of a community of educators, outreach professionals, scientists, and managers
    focused on increasing Great Lakes and traditional knowledge literacy;
  • Become eligible for small grants and monitoring equipment loans to implement what you’ve
    learned in your own teaching;
  • Receive ongoing communication and support from Wisconsin Sea Grant education specialists.

Additional Details

Target audience: 4th -12th grade teachers and nonformal educators who teach in Wisconsin
Cost? Stipend? Travel costs? Credits?: Housing and meals provided aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan; stipend provided for other expenses. Graduate credit may be avaialble.
For more information: [email protected]

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Application Materials

All application materials and instructions to apply are included on our online application. In addition to this form, we request a personal statement and a letter of recommendation. Details about both of these items are included on the form.

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