The Institute is designed to teach educators about the physical, chemical, and
biological components of the Great Lakes ecosystem using Lake Superior as
the classroom. This 5-day course will enhance the ability of educators to teach
about Great Lakes topics including watershed dynamics, stream and lake assessments,
amphibian monitoring, coastal wetlands, environmental stewardship,
building school community partnerships, and environmental careers.
Mathematics; life, Earth and physical sciences; technology; and social studies
content expectations will be woven into the course content.
The Institute took place at
Michigan Tech’s new Great
Lakes Research Center
the Portage Waterway with
state of the art facilities and
laboratories in support of
chemical, physical and biological
research related to the
Great Lakes and aquatic ecosystems.