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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.
Teacher Institutes Summer 2015

Teacher Workshops

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Community Events

  • January to May: Outdoor Community Nature Program: Calling all families! Join us for one of our new Community Outdoor Programs for parents and children! We are now coordinating a series of outdoor events for families that focus on creative outdoor play and nature exploration! Explore our local trail systems, engage in fun, creative and educational outdoor activities with your children, and meet other parents and children! See the schedule for locations, dates and times on the event flyer. Or call us for more information at 487-3341.
  • May 21 - Story of Stuff, Story of Change and Story of Solutions ~~~ Green Film Series
    Three short films produced between 2007 - 2013 explore our production and consumption patterns, the policies and business practices behind them, and how we can move our economy in a more sustainable direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. (3 films; 20 min each) NOTE Location Change: 135 Fisher Hall, Michigan Tech See all the Spring 2015 Green Film Series List
  • Archive Green Films 2011-2014 are now available for a 2-week checkout for Classroom, Meeting or Home Viewing. To borrow films, contact: Loret Roberts (482-0331 or loret@copperisd.org at the CCISD at 809 Hecla St., Hancock) or Joan Chadde (487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu at the 115 Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Tech


May 14-17, 2015: 11th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Solarize Houghton

STEM Career Tours for Schools at Michigan Tech

A Guide to Geology Field Trips in Michigan's Upper Peninsula------ Flyer

April 23: LSSI Lake Superior Celebration: Theme: Energy & Sustainability: 6:00-8:00 pm at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center: For families and community members

April 24   Project WET Teacher Workshop,  See Flyer PDF

April 17  Black Bear & Wolf Project Wild Workshop

Spring Break Science Camp Offered at MTU’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) Photos March 31 - April 1 & 2

March 23: 2015 Western U.P. Science Fair

March 23: World Water Day at Michigan Tech: Complete Summary: Research Posters, Pictures, Videos of Speaker and Panel

Michigan Tech Hosts Tivitz Tournament News Report

National Society of Black Engineers Spring Break to Promote STEM Education and Careers

TRAC Teacher Workshop (TRansportation And Civil engineering)

Urban Forestry Project Honored by US Forest Service

Feb. 24: Family Science Night at Portage Lake District Library, 6:00-7:30 pm

Feb 21: Engineering Exploration Day for Girls also See Daily Mining Gazette article "A day for the girls"

A night of family fun? Snow problem Dec 13 and Fun for the whole family: Despite rain, nature event held at Nara trail, chalet Dec 16 from the Daily Mining Gazette

Fun learning: Family Science Night

Students build underwater robots to keep an eye on the Great Lakes

2014 Water Festival at the Great Lakes Research Center

Link to More News

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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