Michigan Science education

Calendar of Events – School Year 2014-15

Last Modified: January 8, 2015

December 2014  
   

To register for events, contact Loret Roberts at 482-0331 or loret@copperisd.org


 

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May 2011  
  May 2-6 ~ Song-Writing Assembly & Workshops with singer/song-writer Joe Reilly 
  9th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium, Northland College in Ashland, WI, May 12-15, 2011
  Green Film Festival: Issues & Dialogue 3rd Thursdays, January-June 2011 Green Film Festival - Good Food: Sustainable Food and Farming in the Pacific Northwest (a Bullfrog Films production)
  May 21 Bird Walk @ Peepsock Trail w/ Dana Richter
       Meet at Nara Boardwalk at Pilgrim R. Bridge US 41, 8 am-noon
  May 30-June 2 International Association for Great Lakes Research Annual Conference in Duluth, MN
June 2011  
  Jun 16 Green Film Festival: Issues & Dialogue 3rd Thursdays, January-June 2011
 

Jun 20-24 ED5680 Great Lakes Maritime Teacher Institute in Door County, Wisconsin

July 2011  
   Jun 27-Jul 1 Mathematics & Navigation at Michigan Tech Univ.
  Jun 27-Jul 1 MTU Forest Resources & Environmental Science Teacher Institute at MTU.
  Keweenaw Geoheritage–Tours by Water and Land
Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is known as a place of natural beauty with a fascinating mining history. Join local expert Bill Rose to learn how to read this landscape and how it came to be the way it is today. Geoheritage Tours Website
August2011  
  Aug 23 9:30 am – 6 pm ~ A Face in the Rock Teacher Workshop on Grand Island w/ author Loren Graham
  August 26    8:30 am – 4 pm ~ Stream Monitoring Teacher Workshop at GOISD in Bergland
  August 30-31  Superfund Remediation Monitoring Training Workshop for Teachers
September2011  
  Sept. 3 10 AM, Fungi Walk w/ Dana Richter at Black Creek Nature Sanctuary (Michigan Nature Assoc.)
  Sep 15-16 Plugged In, But Tuned Out and Schoolyard Habitat Teacher Workshop w/ Dr. Herb Broda, Ashland College (Ohio) G002 of MTU Forestry Bldg. and t
  Sept. 17 Fungi Walk w/ Dana Richter and Northwoods Native Plants Society (Location/Time: TBA)
  Sept. 17-18 - Great Lakes Beach Clean Up  and on the Keweenaw Peninsula:
  Sept. 18 - World Water Monitoring Day (also March 22-Dec. 31, 2011)  http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/
  Sept. 20 - Family Engineering Volunteer Training Workshop for MTU STEM Student Chapters
  Sept.23-24 7:30 pm  ~ MOMIX dance illusionists celebrate nature in “Botannica” performance at Rosza Center.
  Sept. 29:  6:30-8:30 pm ~ ~Invasive Plants in the Western U.P." w/ Janet Marr, botanist, Houghton-  Keweenaw Conservation District (G002 of MTU Forestry Bldg.)
  Sept.30 (8:30-3:30 pm)  Invasive Plants Teacher Workshop at Nara Nature Center with Janet Marr, botanist, Houghton-Keweenaw Conservation District
  Sept.-Dec.2011:     Keweenaw Speaker Series (Guest presenters each month; more to come)
October 2011  
  Oct. 2  - Lichen Field Trip at Keweenaw Shore Nature Sanctuary with Naturalist Karena Schmidt at 1:00 pm.
  Oct. 7-9 Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education MAEOE conference and  Nov. 9-10 Place-based Education conference
 

Oct. 20  7:00-8:30 pm Green Fire movie about Aldo Leopold's life & philosophy (G002 Hesterberg Hall, MTU)

November 2011  
  Nov. 7-9:   Place-based Education Conference sponsored by Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
(http://www.glstewardship.org/PBEConference.aspx ) in Lansing, MI
  Nov. 14 7:00-8:30 pm "The Myth of Sustainability: Life on a Runaway Planet"with Dr. Martin Auer, MTU Dept of Civil & Env. Eng. (G002 Hesterberg Hall, MTU)
December 2011  
   
January 2012  
  Jan. 11: 7:00-8:30 pm: Environment vs. Economy: Is it possible to advance environmental protection AND poverty reduction? Presented by: James K. Boyce, professor of economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst.  G002 Hesterburg Hall, Forestry Building at Michigan Tech University
  Jan 19: Economics of Happiness: Green Film Series Issues & Dialogue; 7:00-8:30 pm, G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Bldg.
February 2012  
  Interpretive Sign Workshop: Signs, Trails & Wayside Exhibits
 2-Part Workshop:  February 17 & March 23, 8:30 am-3:30 PM, at Copper Country ISD
  Green Film Series Issues & Dialogue; 7:00-8:30 pm
March 2012  
March 9-10 March 9-10, 2012 Michigan Science Teachers Association
 

March 15-17, 2012  International Technology & Engineering Education Association  annual conference   http://www.iteea.org/

  Interpretive Sign Workshop: Signs, Trails & Wayside Exhibits
 2-Part Workshop:  February 17 & March 23, 8:30 am-3:30 PM, at Copper Country ISD
 

March 27, 2012    14th annual Western U.P. Science Fair

 

March 29-April 1, 2012  National Science Teachers Association annual conference    http://www.nsta.org/

  Green Film Series Issues & Dialogue; 7:00-8:30 pm
April 2012  
  April 12 Indigenous Skills w/ Beth & Nick Squires. LSSI Dinner & Dialogue Program: 5:30-8 pm at Nara Nature Center. Includes dinner. Open to All.
Must pre-register with Loret at 482-0331 or loret@copperisd.org
  April 14 AISES Regional Conference & Pow Wow. Noon to 5 pm, Saturday in SDC at MTU.
  Carbon Nation. Documentary about climate change SOLUTIONS.   7:00-8:30 pm, Thursday, April 19
 Location:  G002 Forestry Bldg., MTU
  April 25 KBIC Earth Day Fair for K-6 students & community at KBOCC in Baraga, 9 am – 6 pm..
May 2012  
  May 4 Brockway Mountain Raptor Migration & Geology Field Trip open to Grades 3-12 schools in western UP. Contact Michelle Miller to reserve your space at michellem@mtu.edu
 

May 17 Green Film: Food w/ Sarah Salo, coordinator, School Food Tour

  May 22 Dinner & Dialogue: Design A Rain Garden w/ Chuck Palosaari, Bridge School, and Dr. Jennifer Becker, MTU Dept of Civil & Environmental. Engineering. 5:30-7:30 pm at Bridge School.RSVP to loret@copperisd.org
June 2012  
  June 18 – 22, 2012 Global Change Teacher Institute at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
  June 18- 22, 2012 Urban Forest Stewardship Teacher Institute on Belle Isle in Detroit.
  Green Film Series Issues & Dialogue; 7:00-8:30 pm
  June 25- 29, 2012 Great Lakes Ecology Teacher Institute at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
July 2012  
  July 9-13, 2012 Forestry Teacher Institute at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
  July 16-20, 2012 Great Lakes Maritime Teacher Institute
  Green Film Series Issues & Dialogue; 7:00-8:30 pm
  July 23 – 27, 2012 U.P. Geology Teacher Institute
August 2012  
  August. 3-4, 2012   Grand Opening of the Great Lakes Research Center
September 2012  
  Menominee School's visit to the Great Lakes Research Center on Sept. 10 & 11
October 2012  
 

Lake Superior Water Festival October 5, 2012 at the Great Lakes Research Center

Oct. 12-14, 2012   Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education annual conference in Tustin, MI

Family Science Nights See Schedule

Outdoor Science Field Trips See Schedule

November 2012  
 

November 13-17 National Association for Interpretation National Workshop in Hampton, VA
November 13-14 Great Lakes Place-based Education Conference at Kellogg Center in E. Lansing, MI
November 29 Superior Hub STEM Partnership (entire UP) meeting at NMU in Marquette, 10:00 am - 1:00pm

Family Science Nights See Schedule

Outdoor Science Field Trips See Schedule


December 2012  
   
January 2013  
  Jan.14 to March 4 Water & Engineering After School Science Class for Gr.4-6 students offered 4:00-5:30 pm, Mondays (8 sessions) at MTU's Great Lakes Research Center. Deadline to register Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by calling 906-487-3341 or email: Michelle Miller
  Jan.14 to March 4 Rocks & Fossils After School Science Class for Gr.1-3 students offered 4:00-5:30 pm, Mondays (8 sessions) at MTU's Great Lakes Research Center. Deadline to register Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by calling 906-487-3341 or email: Michelle Miller
  January 17 Green Film: River Planet* ~ Discussion Facilitator: Evan McDonald, Keweenaw Land Trust
  January 23 "Amazing Youth" at Pure Gold Fundraising Event (at MTU-MUB) sponsored by the Keweenaw Community Foundation
  January 23 21 Things Every Educator Should Know (plus evening sessions 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1) - $100/teacher. Optional 9 SB-SEUs or 3 MTU credits. Instructor: Scott Sherrill
  Jan. 29 K-12 Transportation Education & Career Opportunities Roads, Rails Ships & Planes: Family Transportation Night Ontonagon Elementary School Tuesday, January 29 ~ 6:00-7:30 pm
February 2013  
  February 21 Green Film: Last Call at the Oasis ~ Discussion Facilitator: Alex Mayer, MTU Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  Feb. 27 (4:00-8:00 pm)  Think With Your Eyes: Graphic Design Fundamentals for TeachersMini-Workshop presented by Laura Smyth, Graphic Designer, Smythtype Design  at the CCISD in Hancock
March 2013  
  March 8-9, 2013 Michigan Science Teachers Association Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI
  March 14 Green Film: The Strange Disappearance of the Bees ~ Discussion Facilitator: Melissa Hronkin, Apiarist & Proprietor of Algomah Acres Honey Farm www.algomahacreshoney.com
  March 21 World Water Day Presentation & Reception: What Is Water by Jamie Linton, author/policy Expert, Dept. of Geography, Queen's University, Toronto, CA
April 2013  
  Spring Break Camp for Elementary School Students: Tuesday—Thursday, April 2‐4 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Grades 3‐5: Engineering of the Natural World or Grades 1‐2: Animals Around Us
  Family Science Nights: April 9: The Portage Lake District Library invites all K-6 students and their parents for an evening of fun and science with the Michigan Tech Family Science Night program on Tuesday, , from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
  April 11 Chassell Family Transportation Night ~~~~~~ Flyer
  April 12 Geology of the KeweenawInstructor: Emily Gocchis, PhD Student/classroom teacher, MTU Dept of Geological & Mining Sciences & Engineering.
  April 18 Green Film: Switch Energy~ Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Wayne Pennington, MTU Dept of Geological & Mining Sciences & Engineering
  April 22-26 Joe Reilly Assembly Programs & Song-Writing Workshopsin Area Schools Registration Form
  April 23 Celebrating Lake Superior with Music & Art: Joe Reilly Concert at MTU Great Lakes Research Center (6-8 pm)
May 2013  
  May 3 Amphibians as Bioindicators Instructor: Dr. Amy Shrank, MTU School of Forest Resources & Environmental Sciences
  May 8 - Baraga Family Forest Night
  May 9 Green Film: Chasing Ice ~ Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Sarah Green, MTU Dept of Chemistry
  Transportation Education Workshop Series in Detroit Spring 2013 ~ May 11
  10th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium: May 16-19, 2013 at Michigan Technological University
  May 22 - Brockway Mountain Spring Raptor Migration Special Field Trip for Schools
June 2013  
  June 24-28 Great Lakes Watershed Investigations  
  2013 Summer Science Camp NEW Grades 1-3 & Grades 4-6: Session I: June 18-20, 2013; Session II: June 25-27, 2013 9:00am-4:00pm, Tues-Wed-Thurs. See Flyer
July 2013  
  July 8-12 Global Change 
  July 15-19 Forestry Teacher Institute 
  July 23-26, 2013 Maritime Transportation & Ship-Building Teacher Institute in Green Bay, WI.
September 2013  
  Sept. 16-17  Menominee School STEM Visit
  Sept. 24 Science & Engineering Night at Portage Lake District Library (6:30-8 pm)
  Sept. 30   Wild Rice Teacher Workshop at Lac Vieux Desert
October 2013  
  Oct 3 Enhancing Math Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities  Fall 2013
  Oct. 4-6, 2013   -  Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education (Belle Isle, Detroit, MI) 
  Oct. 9-12, 2013  -  North American Association for Environmental Education (Baltimore, MD)
  Oct. 11 Special Class at GLRC for Gr. 1-3 & Gr. 4-6 students Go to the Online registration link
  Oct 14 - Nov 18 After School Class for Gr. 1-3 at MTU’s NEW Great Lakes Research Center!
Go to the onlne registration link
  Oct. 17 Water Festival at MTU's Great Lakes Research Center
  Oct. 22  STEM Festival for Gr.3-5 at Michigan Tech
  October 28 Enhance Students’ Observational Skills – A Drawing Workshop for Teachers on October 28, from 8:30 am -3:30 pm, Michigan author/illustrator, Wendy Halperin, will conduct a teacher workshop at the Copper Country ISD.
  October 29 Classroom Drawing Workshops for Grades 1-12 StudentsHalperin will visit area schools for one-hour classroom drawing workshops with students. To arrange a classroom visit, contact Joan Chadde jchadde@mtu.edu $60 per workshop.
  October 29 Family Drawing Night October 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Tech University, award-winning Michigan author-illustrator, Wendy Halperin, will engage all ages in drawing birds, wildflowers, bugs, trees…and more!!! Crayons and paper provided for the evening.
  Oct 31 Project PRIME 2013-2014 School Year
Novemberr 2013  
  Nov. 5    Green Lecture: Tom Powers - The Economic Anomaly of Mining: Treasure and Tears
  Nov 11 - Dec 16 After School Class for Gr. 4-7 at MTU’s NEW Great Lakes Research Center!
Go to the onlne registration link
January 2014  
Ongoing Totally Technology is a 6-week-long after-school program for students in grades 4-8 that is held at the Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center.
Ongoing Wild About Wildlife & Wild About Winter: Two 6-week sessions of After School Classes for students in grades 1-3 at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center
Ongoing Winter: Outdoor Science Field Trips at Forests, Fields, Ponds and Streams Available to Grades K-12
Ongoing Science & Engineering Family Night Schedule 2013-2014
  Jan. 23 - Fuel Spring 2014 Green Film/Lecture Series Full Schedule
February 2014  
  Feb. 20 - Tiny: A story about living small  Spring 2014 Green Film/Lecture Series Full Schedule
  Feb. 28  Power of Prototyping: Increasing Student Engagement in Science & Math Using Progressive Technology, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Register by Feb. 24) MTU credit information
March 2014  
  March 12 & April 16  Web and Mobile Apps for Science & Math Instruction
Part I: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, and Part 2: 4:15-8:00 pm (Register by March 7)
MTU credit information
  After School Classes -4:00 - 5:30 pm at MTU's Great Lakes Research Center;
Mondays,March 17 - April 28: Water Explorations (Grades 1-3); Animal Doctors  (Grades 4-5)
Thursdays, March 20 - May 1: Plants (Grades 4-5)
  March 25 2014 Western U.P. Science Fair
  Michigan Tech World Water Day
  March 20 - Gasland Spring 2014 Green Film/Lecture Series Full Schedule
April 2014  
  After School Classes -4:00 - 5:30 pm at MTU's Great Lakes Research Center;
Mondays,March 17 - April 28: Water Explorations (Grades 1-3); Animal Doctors  (Grades 4-5)
Thursdays, March 20 - May 1: Plants (Grades 4-5)
  March 12 & April 16  Web and Mobile Apps for Science & Math Instruction
Part I: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, and Part 2: 4:15-8:00 pm (Register by March 7)
MTU credit information
  April 17 - Thin Ice Spring 2014 Green Film/Lecture Series Full Schedule
  April 22 ~ Lake Superior Celebration ~ 6-8 pm, Tuesday, at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center 
May 2014  
  May 15 - GMO OMG  Spring 2014 Green Film/Lecture Series Full Schedule
June 2014  
  Teacher Institutes Summer 2014
  2014 Summer Science Camps For Grades 1-6
July2014  
  Teacher Institutes Summer 2014
  July 1: GM Ride the Waves Programs for Youth: Get an up close & personal look at how scientists study the Great Lakes
  Lake Linden: Scientific Excursions aboard MTU’s Research Vessel Agassiz
  July 12 Free scientific excursions aboard Michigan Tech’s research vessel Agassiz
  July 20 - Lake Superior Day in Copper Harbor Park & Marina
  Keweenaw Geoheritage–Tours by Water and Land
 
August 2014  
  GM Ride the Waves Programs for the Community- Ongoing - Check Website
September2014  
  Thursday, September 11: Green Lecture 2014-15: Rethinking Local Energy Choices & Costs, By Abhilash Kantamneni, PhD student, MTU Dept. of Computer Science 7:00-8:30 pm; G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building,
October 2014  
  Thursday October 23, 2014: Water Festival 2014 at the Great Lakes Research Center 8:30 to 3:3
  Sept.-Nov. Registration for the 2014 Fall Outdoor Science Investigations Field Trip Program is now open.  To submit a field trip request.  Field Trip Request Form
  Oct. 6- Nov. 14 Registration for the Fall  After School Science Classes at the MTU Great Lakes Research Center is open --  Register here: Fall 2014 After School Science Classes
  October 30: Green Lecture 2014-15: Solar Powering Michigan
November 2014  
   
  Nov. 6- 8, 2014 Great Lakes Place-based Education Conference in Grand Rapids, MI coordinated by the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
   

 

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