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A partnership of Copper Country & Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts and Michigan Technological University. Serving schools and communities in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties The Western UP Center is a member of the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network.

Hiring Engineering, Math & Science Majors
to teach After School Classes at local schools (Gr.1-8 students). Applications due: Sept. 10th
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Community Events

  • Oct. 9-11, 2015  Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education annual conference in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
    • Educator Stipend Application
    • College Student Scholarship Application
    • Educator Awards Application (due Aug. 31)
  • Oct. 15-18, 2015 North American Association for Environmental Education annual conference in San Diego, CA
  • Nov. 5-7, 2015   Great Lakes Place-Based Conference (hosted by Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative) in Grand Rapids, MI
  • March 3-5, 2016 Michigan Science Teachers Association annual conference in Lansing, MI. Presentation proposals due Oct. 5, 2015.


Lake Superior Day at Copper Harbor 2015

Great Lakes Investigations Aboard Michigan Tech’s Research Vessel Agassiz

Scientific excursions aboard MTU's research vessel Agassiz at Strawberry Festival

Teachers attend Teacher Institute to better teach students

Investigate the Great Lakes at the Portage Lake District Library

June 14-19  6-Day Trip to Visit Michigan Tech for Detroit High School Students

STEM Immersion on Isle Royale

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MNA GuideWalking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw

The Michigan Nature Association announces the publication of a new guidebook titled Walking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw which describes twenty-two sanctuaries & preserves in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. MORE . . . .

Teacher Institutes Summer 2015

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Shawn Oppliger, shawn@copperisd.org
Loret Roberts, loret@copperisd.org

Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education
809 Hecla St.
Hancock, MI 49930
Tel: (906) 482-0331
Fax: (906) 482-1931
Joan Chadde, jchadde@mtu.edu
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator
Lloyd Wescoat, lwescoat@mtu.edu
Education Program Assistant

Michigan Technological University
Center for Science & Environmental Education
Michigan Technological University
114-116 Great Lakes Research Center
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341 Fax: (906) 487-1620

The Western UP Center offers a wide variety of K-12 outreach programs in science, mathematics and environmental education to improve K-12 science and mathematics education throughout the state of Michigan.

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