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Center for Great Lakes Literacy Mentor Program brings together a dynamic duo

Michigan educator from Alpena Public Schools shines as a mentor, working alongside a former student who is launching her own science teaching career and a new local watershed investigation with students at Alcona Community Schools.

Bob Thomson and Liz Thomson are not only a mentor-mentee team but also a father-daughter team supported by a Michigan Sea Grant and the Center for Great Lakes Literacy mentor program. As a student, Liz Thomson participated in the Thunder Bay Watershed Project taught by Bob Thomson at Alpena Public Schools. She monitored water quality, tracked invasive species, studied marine debris, contributed to native fish restoration projects, and engineered various underwater ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) deployed by student teams in support of these water conservation projects…

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