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2015 Global Change Teacher Institute

Week long teacher institutes are conducted by Michigan Technological University School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science and Ecosystem Science Center, and coordinated by the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

Teachers at Michigan Tech for Global Change Institute
Twelve middle and high school teachers are spending this week at Michigan Tech taking a 5-day Global Change Teacher Institute. They are studying the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impact of climate change on forests, such as elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain and invasive species. 

The institute will include field trips to Little Mountain in Baraga County, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, the US Forest Service Research Station in Houghton and a Michigan Gradient Study site near Michigan Tech.

The teachers will receive a copy of the new Michigan Environment Education Curriculum Support climate change unit for use in their schools.

The institute is coordinated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach. Professor Andrew Burton (SFRES) is the lead instructor. It is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


e Jenn Carlson, a teacher participant in the 2005 Global Change Teacher Institute at Michigan Tech, has had an article about her teaching unit that focused on the FACE site published in the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)'s January 2008 issue of The Science Teacher: "Thinking Like a\n Ecologist" (PDF of article)
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Joan Schumaker-Chadde, Course Coordinator
Michigan Technological University
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